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11° & PARTLY CLOUDY ON THURSDAY 27 JUNE IN MELBOURNE
By Concrete Playground
June 15, 2019
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    New Melbourne Openings to Put in Your Diary

    The newbies we're counting the days for.
    By Concrete Playground
    June 15, 2019
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      • Food & Drink

        Daughter In Law Is Chef Jessi Singh's Latest Rule-Breaking Indian Eatery

        Naan pizza, 70s Bollywood tunes and a self-serve bar fridge in a colourful Little Bourke Street space.

      • Food & Drink

        Stomping Ground Is Set To Open a Second Brewery and Pub in Moorabbin

        The Collingwood brewery's next outpost will be part of the historic Morris Moor development.

      • Design & Style

        Melbourne Central Could Be Getting Its Own Open-Air Rooftop Filled with Art and Food Stalls

        The greenery-filled rooftop is part of a dramatic plan to reinvent the precinct by 2021.

      • Food & Drink

        Doughnut Time Is Finally Making Its Much Anticipated Melbourne Comeback

        A Degraves Street outpost has already opened, with Hawthorn and Fitzroy stores set to follow this month.

      • Food & Drink

        Kurimu Is the New Custard-Filled Cult Favourite Japanese Dessert Making Its Way to Australia

        The eclair-style treats from the minds behind Hokkaido Cheese Tarts launch in Melbourne next month.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Holey Moley Crew Is Opening a 70s-Themed Karaoke Bar in Melbourne Next Month

        Juke's Karaoke will be a haven of flares, punch bowls, ABBA and cheese fondue.

      • Food & Drink

        A Huge New Three-Storey Asian Dining Precinct Is Coming to Box Hill

        It's being touted as Melbourne's new 'Chinatown'.

      • Food & Drink

        Maha East Is Shane Delia's Fun New Middle Eastern Wine Bar in Windsor

        Come June, you'll be able to visit Chapel Street for a plate of turkish delight doughnuts — or taramasalata-filled fried buns — and a famed Pomegranate Sour.

      • Food & Drink

        A Pokemon-Inspired Bar Is Popping Up in Australia So You Can Catch 'Em All Over a Cocktail

        The Pokebars will pop up in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with themed food, cocktails and 'battles'.

      • Design & Style

        Melbourne Is Getting a 2000-Square-Metre Rooftop Farm and Cafe on Top of a City Car Park

        Melbourne Skyfarm will boast a working farm, an education centre and an on-site cafe and bar.

      • Food & Drink

        A Dessert Bar and Urban Cellar Door Are Opening in the CBD's 80 Collins Food Precinct

        They'll open alongside an urban farm by Pastuso's Alejandro Saravia and a Champagne bar by the Eau de Vie team.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Collingwood's About to Score a New Bathhouse Championing a 'No Bullshit' Approach to Self Care

        With affordable spa and mindfulness offerings, Sense of Self will a place for regular self care, rather than a one-off.

      • Design & Style

        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.

      • Food & Drink

        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.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        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.

      • Design & Style

        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.

      • Food & Drink

        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.

      • Design & Style

        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".

      • Food & Drink

        US Bakery Chain Cinnabon Is Bringing Its Sticky Scrolls to Australia

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

      • Travel & Leisure

        South Melbourne Will Soon Be Home to a Six-Storey Designer Ovolo Hotel

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

      • Travel & Leisure

        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.

      • Design & Style

        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.

      • Food & Drink

        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.

      • Food & Drink

        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.

      • Design & Style

        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.

      • Food & Drink

        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.

      • Food & Drink

        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.

      • Travel & Leisure

        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.

      • Design & Style

        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.

      • Travel & Leisure

        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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Bennetts Lane Will Soon Be Home to a Jazz Era-Inspired Boutique Hotel

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

      • Travel & Leisure

        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.

      • Food & Drink

        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.

      • Food & Drink

        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.

      • Design & Style

        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'.

      • Design & Style

        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.

      • Design & Style

        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.

      • Food & Drink

        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.

      • Design & Style

        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.

      • Travel & Leisure

        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.

      • Food & Drink

        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.

      • Travel & Leisure

        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.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Melbourne Is Getting an Opulent New Designer Hotel

        Featuring 32 luxury suites and a rooftop cloud bar.

      • Food & Drink

        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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