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28° & CLOUDY ON THURSDAY 21 MARCH IN BRISBANE
By Sarah Ward
March 16, 2019
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    New Brisbane Openings to Put in Your Diary

    The newbies we're counting the days for.
    By Sarah Ward
    March 16, 2019
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      • GELATO MESSINA IS OPENING ITS SECOND BRISBANE SHOP ON JAMES STREET

        The Valley store will have the full lineup of the brand's famed gelato cakes, too.

      • YOT CLUB IS BRISBANE'S HUGE NEW PARTY VENUE ON A 400-PERSON YACHT

        The next-level party boat, with two bars, a stage and a dance floor, will sail into the city this summer.

      • THE BIG PINEAPPLE IS SET TO SCORE A ZIPLINE, WATER PARK AND CRAFT BREWERY AS PART OF A $150 MILLION REVAMP

        Down the line, you'll even be able to glamp on-site at the Sunshine Coast attraction.

      • SOUTHEAST QUEENSLAND'S SCENIC RIM WILL SOON BE HOME TO A NEW WALKING TRAIL WITH ECO-FRIENDLY CABINS

        The 55-kilometre trail will extend across sub-tropical rainforests, eucalypt forests and mountain heathlands.

      • BRISBANE'S NEW RIVERSIDE ART SERIES HOTEL IS INSPIRED BY FAMED AUSSIE PAINTER VINCENT FANTAUZZO

        And it's being built into the cliff underneath the Story Bridge.

      • SOUTH BANK IS GETTING A BRAND NEW PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE

        By 2022, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre will be home to five theatres, including a new 1500-to-1700 capacity venue.

      • BRISBANE MIGHT BE GETTING A NEW ROOFTOP RESTAURANT

        It'll sit atop a podium covered in street art, with the development also featuring a five-storey atrium.

      • STONE AND WOOD IS OPENING A BREWERY AND TASTING ROOM IN BRISBANE

        Find the Byron Bay-based outfit in Fortitude Valley from early 2019.

      • ADA LANE IS JAMES STREET'S NEW LANEWAY DINING PRECINCT

        The New Farm precinct will soon be home to a seven-storey hotel, a Greek restaurant, 12 retail shops and five yet-to-be announced bars and eateries.

      • ROMA STREET'S TRANSIT CENTRE WILL BE REPLACED BY AN UNDERGROUND STATION AND ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCT

        The inner-city eyesore will be demolished to make way for a new entertainment precinct.

      • JAPAN'S MUCH-LOVED MOS BURGER IS SET TO OPEN MORE STORES ACROSS AUSTRALIA

        After testing the waters with six stores in Queensland, the Japanese chain will open 100 eateries in the next five years.

      • AUSTRALIA'S FIRST EVER ROOFTOP SKYSTAND IS COMING TO BRISBANE

        The sky-high stand is located 20-storeys up and overlooks the Gabba.

      • TACO BELL WILL OPEN 50 NEW STORES ACROSS AUSTRALIA IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS

        With new stores expected to open before the end of the year.

      • SALT MEATS CHEESE IS BRINGING ITS ITALIAN FEASTS TO WOOLLOONGABBA

        The restaurant chain's third Brissie store is slated to open in 2019.

      • THE GOLD COAST IS SET TO SCORE A HUGE NEW SIX-LEVEL ART GALLERY WITH A ROOFTOP BAR

        Set to open in 2021, it'll be the largest public gallery outside a capital city in Australia.

      • US BAKERY CHAIN CINNABON IS BRINGING ITS STICKY SCROLLS TO AUSTRALIA

        The first local outpost will open in Queensland later this year, with many more to follow in other states.

      • DAYDREAM ISLAND'S LUXURY RESORT IS SET TO REOPEN FOLLOWING A $100 MILLION REFURB

        The revamped Whitsundays spot features a 200-metre living reef, three restaurants, a poolside bar and an outdoor cinema.

      • A NOVELTY CIRCUS-THEMED ARCADE BAR BY THE HOLEY MOLEY TEAM IS COMING TO BRISBANE

        It's opening inside a new $35 million dining and entertainment precinct in Brisbane's northeast.

      • THE GOLD COAST WILL SOON BE HOME TO AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST OCEAN PARK

        The 210-hectare space will retain The Spit's existing green space, restore a 4000-square-metre rainforest, and add light rail, improved cycle and walkways, an underwater sculpture garden and a selfie tower.

      • ONE OF SYDNEY'S LONGEST-RUNNING ITALIAN INSTITUTIONS IS EXPANDING TO MELBOURNE AND THE GOLD COAST

        After 50 years in Darlinghurst, Bill & Toni's is heading interstate for the first time.

      • BRISBANE'S EAGLE STREET PIER TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW $1.4 BILLION WATERFRONT PRECINCT

        If it goes ahead, it'll include the building of two new towers, the creation of a traffic-free precinct and the opening up of 1.5 hectares of public and riverfront space.

      • SCOTLAND'S BREWDOG HAS PICKED BRISBANE AS THE SITE OF ITS $30 MILLION AUSTRALIAN BREWERY

        It'll feature brewing and canning facilities, a restaurant, taproom and visitor centre.

      • BRISBANE MIGHT BE GETTING A FREE PERMANENT OUTDOOR CINEMA

        Brisbane City Council has just submitted an application to add a cinema to McCaskie Park in Kelvin Grove.

      • WOOLLOONGABBA'S CHALK HOTEL IS SET TO REOPEN

        The popular spot is set to return as part of the surrounding site's new development

      • BRISBANE'S INNER WEST MIGHT BE GETTING A BOUTIQUE FIVE-SCREEN CINEMA AND BOWLING ALLEY

        The proposal comes courtesy of the folks behind New Farm Cinemas and The Elizabeth Picture Theatre.

      • BRISBANE MIGHT BE GETTING A NEW ROOFTOP BAR

        Developers have lodged an application to take over the rooftop at 200 Adelaide Street.

      • WOOLLOONGABBA'S GETTING A NEW DINE-IN CINEMA

        The new eight-screen complex will boast both large and boutique theatres — and Gold Class-like nosh options.

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