Tootsie Fine Art & Design
Tootsie Fine Art & Design is a funky art space with a friendly atmosphere. The Rhino cafe offers gourmet coffee, cakes and light lunches. Tootsie provides exhibition and performance spaces, a restored workshop space for hire and a sculpture garden for artists and art lovers to enjoy.
The building at 289 Comur St. in Yass was built in 1936 in an Art Deco style and officially opened in 1937 as the Hume Service Station. It was one of the first service stations between Melbourne and Sydney and the first all night service station. Prior to the station having been built, the property was used as a brick quarry and many older buildings in Yass would have sourced their bricks from here.
The property was owned by one family, passed through the generations, until purchased in 2013 by Michaela and Chris Pothan who set about bringing the building back to its former glory. The building has been renovated inside and out to today's standards with a nod to its authentic Art Deco roots.