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Stop press! Farewell family business

WATERLOO: Bragg Printing in Cope Street is facing eviction this month. The 100-year-old family business has been based in Waterloo since the 1950s, but the state government has given currently owners, the Habib family, until June 24 to pack up and move out.

10.2.BraggSignThe premises are part of the block, bounded by Raglan, Cope and Wellington Streets and Botany Road, that the government has compulsorily acquired for the new Waterloo Metro train station.

10.2.BraggPrintingFloor2017-06-02 15.50.44Arthur and Miriam Habib, with their children Jacob, Joshua and Soraya, have worked together in the business for 35 years. At one stage there were 50 employees at the printery, whose long-standing customers include Leyland Australia, the Australian Defence Force, the Aboriginal Legal Service, Channel 7, and DOCS.

10.2.BraggInk2017-06-02 16.06.23We wish the Habibs every happiness at this challenging time, and every success in the future.


The Habibs have set up a space at Lunatiques (284 Wyndham Street, Alexandria) to sell some of their vintage valuables, and an auction to sell printing and finishing machinery will go live at from Tuesday June 13-20. A catelogue is available online.


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