Annie Lee Chin-wan has accumulated a lot of 'treasures' in her store in Graham Street. There are not only tens of thousands of curiosities, but also memories and the relationships she has established with her neighbourhood over the years. The 67-year-old who sells a multitude of items, including bags, stationery, stickers, bracelets and toys collected across the decades, said she did not want to leave after making so many friends, who were initially her customers, in the past 18 years in Central. 'Many different people come to my store and take a curious look at all the different things sold here,' she said. 'Some are foreign tourists. Some are neighbours and teenage girls. 'Once there was a group of Japanese tourists coming to me, holding a magazine in Japanese which featured my store,' she added. Ms Lee's store is among 78 shops affected by the Graham Street and Peel Street redevelopment project announced yesterday. The redevelopment involves building two 30-storey residential blocks, a 33-floor office tower and a 26-storey hotel. Under the plan, a street of shops selling historic brands and an open-air market will be maintained. Ms Lee, a former kindergarten superintendent, said she bought her 1,600 sq ft ground-floor shop with an attic in 1989 so she could run her family business after retiring. 'I have lived in Central for 67 years and developed a strong sense of belonging in the place. I am most unwilling to leave and I will come back,' she said. She had no idea about how much compensation she would receive, but she would find a place nearby to store her huge collection first. 'I want to resume business in the old shop street if possible,' she said. 'But now I am running the store with a leisurely attitude - I don't know if I can afford the competitive rent and business atmosphere when I come back.'