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Melbourne's Green Park Is Closing to Make Way for Park Street

The Carlton North venue will experience a refresh, gaining a new open kitchen and a pasta bar.
By Sophie Goulopoulos
August 11, 2017
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Melbourne's Green Park Is Closing to Make Way for Park Street

The Carlton North venue will experience a refresh, gaining a new open kitchen and a pasta bar.
By Sophie Goulopoulos
August 11, 2017
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One of Melbourne's favourite ride-by cafes, bars and restaurants Green Park is calling it a day, with owner and restaurateur Jesse Gerner forming somewhat of culinary supergroup to relaunch the space as Park Street.

Gerner will bring in team members from his other Melbourne venues as co-owners of the new venue — Kelly O'Loghlen, chef Andrew Fisk and Shane Barrett are involved with Bomba and bottle shop Samuel Pepys (with Barrett also in on the newest opening, Nómada). Russell Hall — who's currently head chef at Añada — will also be coming in to head up Park Street's food offering, and Harry Fishman of neighbouring Velo Cycles is in on the action too.

The eatery — which is situated on the section of the Capital City Trail that runs parallel to Park Street in Carlton North — will undergo a noticeable change in menu, rather than concept. Gerner, Hall and Fisk will continue to use locally-grown produce, including veggies grown in Park Street's own garden, with the introduction of an evening pasta bar Wednesday to Sunday. This will feature pasta dishes alongside a list of up to 200 wines, with a focus on small producers. The idea is to become a place for family dinners, a quick bite on the way home, or somewhere to share snacks with friends — which, to be honest, doesn't sound starkly different to the current incarnation of the space.

The interiors will also experience a refresh, with plans to lighten the room with white walls, mirrors, tan leather couches, indoor plants and an open kitchen to expand the space visually.

Green Park will close this weekend on Sunday, August 13, with Park Street set to open in early September. They'll continue to serve regulars from a temporary coffee cart that will be set up outside from August 14 for take-away coffees and snacks.

Green Park will close on Sunday, August 13 with Park Street to open in early September at 815 Nicholson Street, Carlton North. We'll keep you updated when an opening date is announced. In the meantime, visit parkstreetdining.com.au.

Published on August 11, 2017 by Sophie Goulopoulos

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