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13° & CLEAR SKY ON SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER IN MELBOURNE
By Concrete Playground
November 17, 2018
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    New Melbourne Openings to Put in Your Diary

    The newbies we're counting the days for.
    By Concrete Playground
    November 17, 2018
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      • 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.

      • BAR AMERICANO'S MATT BAX IS OPENING A NEW VENUE THAT'S HALF-ART GALLERY, HALF-WAREHOUSE BAR

        Grau Projekt will offer 'artist-curated drinking' inside a huge Clifton Hill warehouse.

      • A SAN SEBASTIAN-INSPIRED RESTAURANT WILL OPEN RIGHT ON WILLIAMSTOWN BEACH FOR SUMMER

        The 250-seat Sebastian will open this November, boasting a bistro, restaurant and roomy waterfront deck.

      • AN ARGENTINIAN-INSPIRED BEER GARDEN IS POPPING UP IN MELBOURNE FOR THE SUMMER

        Stomping Ground La Boca is coming to the Arts Centre.

      • 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.

      • 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

        Six new stores will open over the next few weeks.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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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