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8° & CLOUDY ON TUESDAY 21 AUGUST IN MELBOURNE
By Concrete Playground
August 05, 2018
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    New Melbourne Openings to Put in Your Diary

    The newbies we're counting the days for.
    By Concrete Playground
    August 05, 2018
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      • 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.

      • CLOONEY KITCHEN & BAR BRINGS JAZZ AND OLD-WORLD GLAMOUR TO PORT MELBOURNE

        Named after Rosie Clooney, George's famous jazz musician aunt, it's serving up craft cocktails in a luxe art deco setting.

      • ELICHI IS BLACK ROCK'S NEW MODERN INDIAN EATERY FROM THE BABU JI TEAM

        Opening mid-August, it'll serve a contemporary take on Indian dining, blending traditional flavours with local ingredients.

      • THE BAR LIBERTY TEAM IS OPENING A MODERN ITALIAN BAR IN CARLTON NEXT MONTH

        Capitano will offer pizza and pasta alongside a long list of amari, cocktails and wine — and new wave Italo-disco tunes.

      • THE LEONARD'S HOUSE OF LOVE TEAM IS OPENING A PIZZA JOINT IN CARLTON

        It'll serve up classic Italian-American-style pizza and is slated to open this summer.

      • DOUGHNUT TIME IS SET TO MAKE A COMEBACK UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

        Eight new stores are expected to open over the next two months.

      • BETTY'S BURGERS IS OPENING ITS SECOND MELBOURNE OUTPOST IN WINDSOR

        The Queensland burger bar will soon be slinging its much-loved buns on Chapel Street.

      • ST KILDA INSTITUTION THE ESPY IS SET TO UNDERGO A HUGE REVAMP AND REOPEN THIS YEAR

        It'll reopen in November with two restaurants, a cocktail bar and three stages for live music.

      • TACO BELL HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO OPEN MORE STORES ACROSS AUSTRALIA

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

      • AN AMBITIOUS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DINING AND RETAIL CENTRE IS OPENING IN CHADSTONE THIS DECEMBER

        Featuring two restaurants helmed by Michelin-starred chefs and a shop stocking luxe local and international delicacies.

      • MELBOURNE IS GETTING A NEW RIVERSIDE FOOD PRECINCT CURATED BY ACCLAIMED CHEF SCOTT PICKETT

        The 2000-square-metre food precinct will be part of a new residential development in Melbourne's north.

      • EMBLA IS OPENING A NEW UPSTAIRS SET MENU-ONLY RESTAURANT CALLED LESA

        If you've been mourning The Town Mouse, ex owners Christian McCabe and Dave Verheul will open an intimate eatery one level up from their CBD restaurant.

      • A CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN IS UNDERWAY TO REOPEN MELBOURNE'S HISTORIC CAPITOL THEATRE

        The revamped space, which dates back to 1924, will be used for festivals, film screenings, concerts and conferences.

      • W HOTEL IS OPENING IN MELBOURNE AS PART OF A DRAMATIC NEW CBD PRECINCT

        It's set to open in 2020 with an in-house bar, restaurant and something called an 'Extreme Wow Suite'.

      • THE ROOF OF THE GLEN SHOPPING CENTRE WILL BE TURNED INTO AN ENORMOUS SKY GARDEN

        The 4000-square-metre Sky Garden will be part of a huge new residential complex.

      • CONSTRUCTION ON MELBOURNE'S 2000-SQUARE-METRE URBAN ROOFTOP FARM HAS BEGUN

        It will sit atop one of the world's most sustainable shopping centres in Burwood East.

      • SYDNEY'S CULT FAVOURITE TURKISH ICE CREAM STORE HAKIKI IS OPENING IN MELBOURNE

        Hakiki's distinctive Maras-style ice cream will soon be available at two Melbourne locations.

      • FOUR BLACK PEARL ALUMNI ARE OPENING A NEW CBD BAR CALLED FANCY FREE

        With over 50 years of collective experience, the group's now planning a neighbourhood-style bar for the city.

      • THE QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET'S COMMUNITY-FOCUSED MUNRO DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD

        The site that previously held The Mercat will be developed to incorporate $70 million of community infrastructure, including 1.5 hectares of public open space.

      • DOCKLANDS IS GETTING A NEW ARTISAN MARKET AND FOOD HUB IN A SEVEN-STOREY CAR PARK

        Modelled on the likes of New York's Chelsea Markets, it'll feature a selection of Melbourne's 25 specialty food retailers.

      • THIS SUPER SLENDER MELBOURNE TOWER COULD SOON BE AUSTRALIA'S TALLEST BUILDING

        The soaring residential tower will form part of the Royal Society of Victoria's new science precinct.

      • COBURG'S GETTING A SLEEK NEW DESIGN HOTEL

        The new addition to the Holiday Inn group is set to open on Sydney Road by 2020.

      • BLUEBONNET BARBECUE HAS FOUND A PERMANENT HOME IN BRUNSWICK EAST

        It's farewelling Fitzroy North by hosting three last weeks of all-you-can-eat meat feasts.

      • MELBOURNE MIGHT SOON BE HOME TO THE WORLD'S MOST SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING CENTRE

        It will include a 2000-square-metre rooftop farm and restaurant, designed by eco-warrior Joost Bakker.

      • 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.

      • CHADSTONE SHOPPING CENTRE IS SET TO SCORE ITS OWN LUXURY 13-STOREY HOTEL

        The $130 million development will feature 250 rooms and a 400-person ballroom.

      • MELBOURNE IS GETTING AN OPULENT NEW DESIGNER HOTEL

        Featuring 32 luxury suites and a rooftop cloud bar.

      • SYDNEY'S SEPIA TEAM TO OPEN MELBOURNE RESTAURANT WITH CHIN CHIN'S CHRIS LUCAS

        They'll closed their hatted Sussex Street restaurant at the end of the year.

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