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14° & PARTLY CLOUDY ON FRIDAY 19 APRIL IN MELBOURNE
By Concrete Playground
April 06, 2019
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    New Melbourne Openings to Put in Your Diary

    The newbies we're counting the days for.
    By Concrete Playground
    April 06, 2019
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      • MOON DOG IS OPENING A HUGE NEW PRESTON BREWERY AND BAR WITH ITS OWN WATERFALL

        Yes, a waterfall. This is not your standard brewery.

      • THIS IS WHAT MELBOURNE'S HUGE SOON-TO-OPEN URBAN ROOFTOP FARM WILL LOOK LIKE

        The new 2000-square-metre space will sit atop Burwood Brickworks sustainable shopping centre when it opens later this year.

      • THIS NEW $800 MILLION CBD DEVELOPMENT WILL INCLUDE A HIGH-END RESTAURANT PRECINCT

        80 Collins will feature the highly anticipated new venue from Sepia's Vicki Wild and Martin Benn, and a rooftop restaurant and urban farm from Pastuso's Alejandro Saravia.

      • MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL IS LAUNCHING A PERMANENT BAR AND LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN CARLTON

        Opening in Trades Hall this November, the licensed venue will play host to nightly cabaret, comedy shows, dance parties and live music.

      • THE WORLD HERITAGE-LISTED ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING IS REOPENING ITS ROOFTOP DECK

        It'll be open to the public and have 360-degree-views — just like the one it boasted back in the 1880s.

      • THE EVERLEIGH CREW IS OPENING A NEW LATE-NIGHT BRASSERIE IN A CBD BASEMENT

        Channelling both New York and Paris, Bar Margaux will serve up cocktails, Champagne and French fare until 5am.

      • SOUTH YARRA WILL SOON BE HOME TO AUSTRALIA'S FIRST MOXY HOTEL

        The youth-focused hotel by Marriott International will have 180 suites, a rooftop bar and "furiously fast, free wifi".

      • 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.

      • SOUTH MELBOURNE WILL SOON BE HOME TO A SIX-STOREY DESIGNER OVOLO HOTEL

        Construction will start in 2019 for a planned 2020 opening date.

      • MONA'S AMBITIOUS GIANT FIVE-STAR HOTEL IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING A REALITY

        David Walsh's plans for Motown hotel include indoor and outdoor theatres, a giant library and a spa designed by James Turrell.

      • MELBOURNE'S CBD COULD SCORE A HUGE NEW PRECINCT WITH PLANT-FILLED ROOFTOPS

        The proposed $232 million project would see a new green precinct built between Bourke and Little Collins streets.

      • DOUGHNUT TIME'S COMEBACK HAS STARTED WITH THE OPENING OF TWO NEW BRISBANE STORES

        It's also opening two Gold Coast spots and three Melbourne stores before the end of 2018.

      • MELBOURNE'S VINTAGE TRAM RESTAURANT COULD BE RETURNING TO THE TRACKS

        Colonial Tramcar Restaurant has the opportunity to borrow a newly upgraded W8-class tram to use while its own carriages get much-needed safety upgrades.

      • SORRENTO'S HISTORIC CONTINENTAL HOTEL IS SET TO BE REBORN AS A LUXE RESTAURANT, WELLNESS CENTRE AND HOTEL

        The first stage of the $80 million redevelopment — including a Champagne bar, fine diner and bistro — is set to launch in September 2019.

      • 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.

      • MELBOURNE HAMBURGER HAVEN HUXTABURGER WILL OPEN 20 NEW STORES ACROSS AUSTRALIA

        It's aiming to open more stores in Vic, WA, the ACT and NSW over the next four years — and has plans to expand across Asia, too.

      • AUSTRALIA'S FIRST SUPER-LUXE ST REGIS HOTEL WILL BE BUILT IN MELBOURNE

        The 168-room hotel will be part of the Flinders Bank towers and will open in 2022.

      • THIS GARDEN-TOPPED MELBOURNE SKYSCRAPER COULD SOON BE AUSTRALIA'S TALLEST BUILDING

        If it goes ahead, it'll feature apartments, offices, a hotel, retail spaces, an entertainment centre, restaurants, bars, a BMW showroom, a school and even a cinema.

      • THE PENTRIDGE PRISON SITE WILL SOON BE HOME TO A 120-SUITE HOTEL

        You'll soon be able to spend the night in a luxurious prison cell

      • BENNETTS LANE WILL SOON BE HOME TO A JAZZ ERA-INSPIRED BOUTIQUE HOTEL

        The new laneway hotel will even have its own basement speakeasy.

      • AN OPULENT NEW HOTEL AND GIN DISTILLERY IS COMING TO THE YARRA VALLEY

        The 170-room 'voco' hotel will also be home to a lavender field and a mirrored maze.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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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