When a government department shifts to a new building the local economy suffers and so do the employees who have to find a new source of coffee.

In March the Australian Border Force (ABF) moved from their home at 1010 La Trobe St across the water to Bourke St.

For local café BITO, just around the corner from their old office, it represented a big drop in business.

“We lost a third of our customers overnight,” café owner Brian Tung said.

Brian took a leap and secured a lease in ABF’s new building at 808 Bourke St, a move that will liven up the waterfront.

“I was so lucky,” he said….

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