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EDDY Is the New Dining, Culture and Retail Precinct Taking Over Central Station's Eddy Avenue

The precinct is opening with 13 new tenants this week.
By Ben Hansen
November 23, 2022
By Ben Hansen
November 23, 2022

Things are changing at Central Station. If the multibillion-dollar tech towers and expansive rooftop renovations weren't enough, a new multi-dimensional precinct is taking over the northern end of the station. Opening on Thursday, November 24, EDDY will facilitate 13 new temporary tenants ranging from candlemakers and florists; to radio stations and a new neighbourhood bar from Golden Age.

Nonna's Grocer is one of the many exciting tenants. For the uninitiated, the concept candle-maker creates highly sought-after candles that look wonderfully similar to fruits, vegetables and pantry items. Pick up a candle in the shape of an heirloom tomato or a stick of butter to spruce up your dining table.

Other exciting local organisations taking over the shopfronts include musical tastemakers Nomad Radio, Condimental's flagship store Picnic Central, a lighting and furniture shop from Australian Design & Co, sneaker laundry service Shoebox, florist Dust Flowers and recording studio Planet Trip Records.

Nonna's Grocer

Pop-up pizza party-starters Oltra Pizza will be serving up cheese rounds and Poor Toms gin in a new restaurant as part of EDDY as well. Named City Oltra, the pizza joint will feature hits from the Oltra team's many pop-ups that have previously included a Porcine pork special and thick bready tomato pies.

As for the previously mentioned neighbourhood bar, SHADES is still a little while off, with a rough open day set for mid-December. As with the original Golden Age Cinema & Bar, food, wine, cocktails, music and film will all collide at the new venue. Here, the action will be spread across two areas, a 50-capacity front bar and a 100-person warehouse-style arts space.

"It's rare and exciting to be opening this kind of experimental venue in a location like Central," says co-founder of Golden Age Cinema & Bar Chris Barton. "Cities are unique because of their different layers and this is a great opportunity to provide something that we feel is missing in this part of town."

Behind the project is urban strategy organisation Right Angle, who have worked on projects like Paramount House, Sydney Olympic Park, Golden Age and Barangaroo South.

"The purpose of EDDY is to reanimate Central Railway Station by using a dormant retail space and filling it with a great mix of local retail and cultural experiences," reads a statement on Right Angle's website.

If you want to find out more about EDDY, the precinct is opening with a celebratory party this Thursday, November 24. The opening day will feature giveaways, discounts, demonstrations, music, food and drinks throughout the day including Nomad Radio DJs from 6–10pm and a pop-up bar from SHADES.

Saskia Wilson

EDDY is officially opening at Eddy Avenue on Thursday, November 24. Head along to the opening day to check it out.

Images: Right Angle

Published on November 23, 2022 by Ben Hansen
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