THERE are a lot of memories and history surrounding the Lismore area, and many of them can be traced to the businesses we dealt with.
Our readers have given us an idea of what they see as iconic in the town by voting on our Facebook post recently.
The iconic businesses of Lismore are in order of popularity.
1. Lismore Pie Cart
Located in Magellan Street, the pie cart has been a fixture in the area for many years, claiming to sell Lismore's most famous pies.
It offers a wide variety of home-style pies with mashed potato, mushy peas and gravy.
Although there have been a number of different owners over the years, the quality and taste of the pies has been consistent and people come from far and near to eat them.
2. Mecca Cafe
The Mecca Cafe has been around since 1932 and it is Lismore's original licensed retro diner-style cafe.
In the early days it was known as Forrester's Mecca Cafe and sold hot and cold meals, cakes, pies and pastries.
Today it retains much of the art deco features of the 1930s but with a 1950s style diner.
3. Crethar's Wonder Bar
Harry Crethar's family settled in Lismore after leaving Greece in 1948 and his father set up the first cafe with air-conditioning.
Although no longer there in Keen Street there is a plaque in the pavement to mark where the shop used to be.
Harry recently celebrated his 80th birthday and we wish him and his family well.
4. Henry's Bakery Cafe
With a goal of bringing the highest quality breads, cakes and pastries to Lismore, the shop is located in Keen Street.
They are open seven days a week.
5. Caddies Coffee and Tea
Caddies has been around since 1985 when Bill Sheaffe started roasting coffee.
Roasting coffee beans is still very much a passion for Bill even as roasting methods and machines changed over time.
They are located in Carrington Street.
6. Dragonfly Cafe
Another cafe in Carrington Street is the Dragonfly which is known for it's good coffee and great food.
7. Goanna Bakery
Maker of home made sour dough bread the business was established in 1994.
The emphasis is on organic food and catering to customers wanting gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and whole foods.
8. Premier Art and Picture Framing
The first business on our list not related to food, although, the background of the Crethars who own it, come from the cafe world.
They sell picture frames as well as billiard tables and all the accessories.
9. Mega Pizza
Open since 1990 this pizza shop can be found on Wyrallah Road where they make pizzas with toppings like Chicken Mornay, Beef Nacho and the incredible Sweet Chilli Chicken Satay.
10. Blueys Cafe
This little icon is located in Woodlark Street and is open for breakfast and lunch.
11. Bowens Pies and Bakery
This shop is located in South Lismore and was bought back by Tracey Foster in 2013 after her family had sold it in 1987.
12. Cafe Cappello
Plenty to choose from this Italian inspired menu of pizza, pasta and gelato, located in Carrington Street.
13. Flock Espresso and Eats
It's a vintage inspired space that serves great coffee and a selection of homemade, organic and gourmet tasty treats located in Woodlark Street.
14. George Gooley Menswear
This family business has been operating since 1958 in Molesworth Street.
15. Star Court Theatre
Built in the 1920s this art deco theatre still provides the Lismore locals with entertainment.
It is known as Lismore's oldest theatre.