Quirky fashion label Birdgirl on Brunswick St has closed. They had a sale after Christmas but the window is now covered over with paper (I took this photo a couple of weeks ago). I gave them a call to confirm their status before publishing this post, and one of the owners told me that some artists are taking over the space. With rents rising and discretionary spending falling, it is unfortunate but obvious why some creative enterprises cannot survive in Fitzroy. I wished them good luck, as I do the new tenants.