Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey
Leo's Spaghetti Bar
55 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda
South side, just east of the opposite intersection of Park Street
Again I don't have any recollection of "official" Control Data functions, although there were certainly few late night feeds after a pot or twelve at the Light Car Club.
Ron Bird suggests it was a favourite an convenient spot for engineers working at night -
We'll got out on a limb here and suggest that the Spag Bar may be the oldest restaurant functioning outside of the central business district (this proviso subtly eliminates Florentino's and a couple of others in the city that date back pre-
(Although of vastly different cultural backgrounds, its main rival was Scheherazade, established in Ackland Street in 1958, but which closed early in 2010 after an unsuccessful move to North Caulfield).
Leo's first appeared in directories in 1957, but actually opened in time for the 1956 Olympics and was frequented by many of the games participants, while at the same time giving Melbournians perhaps their first exposure to home-
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