Mary Delicious's Dell Isdale looks forward to developing a 50s milkbar while maintaining the same homemade fudges and traditional lollies.
Mary Delicious's Dell Isdale looks forward to developing a 50s milkbar while maintaining the same homemade fudges and traditional lollies. Valerie Horton

Mary Delicious returns to the 1950s for vintage Poppins fete

DELL Isdale is the perfect pin-up girl for the 1950s.

She loves to get all dolled-up rockabilly-style, she adores vintage decor and she'll happily spend a day in the kitchen baking sweet treats for her family.

And now she is sharing her love of the era with the Fraser Coast by transforming Maryborough's iconic Mary Delicious into a stylish old-fashioned milk and candy bar.

The new and first-time business owner said she was having an absolute ball implementing all things 1950s and hoped to have the Kent St shop all kitted out for a grand reopening to coincide with the Mary Poppins Festival in the June-July school holidays.

While Mary Delicious may look and feel a little different after its makeover, Ms Isdale stressed it would be sticking to its culinary roots - homemade fudge, old-fashioned lollies and ice-cream cones.

"I want it to complement the other businesses in the CBD," she said.

"It's going to be something cool, something different."

Ms Isdale said she would be opening on Sundays - and furry friends would soon be welcome.

"I've got an old fire hydrant to go out the front where people can tie their dogs," she said.

"There will be little doggie bowls and biscuits."



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