history of the Davis family by Dr Trevor Batrouney this store was established in 1920 and it is great to see it still going strongly 90 years later.
I don't know if there is any relationship with the Davis's Buildings that I posted yesterday. Dr Batrouney's article mentions another Davis store in Bridge Mall but not one in Sturt St. I wouldn't be surprised. The Davis family appear to have been a large part of the Ballarat business scene for the past century.
Reference: The Davis Family, Ballarat by Dr Trevor Batourney, Australian Lebanese Historical Society of Victoria