Broadway Sydney, previously known as the place students go to kill time between classes, has undergone a $55 million redevelopment. The part of the shopping centre that has been hidden behind scaffolding for the past twelve months (level two), is open for business as of this morning, and it's set to transform the centre into a city shopping destination.
Big retail names including H&M, Sephora and Victoria's Secret will appear alongside a new food court and a new focus on public art throughout the centre. Specialty coffee joint The Dutch Smuggler will appear, as will the famous handmade pork dumplings from Din Tai Fung. All the food court usuals like Guzman and Gomez, Grill'd and Chatime will be there too.
The Dutch Smuggler
An exciting part of the re-development opens mid-September. Merchants of Ultimo, an Italian marketplace inspired by New York's Eataly, will feature a pizza station by the team from Da Mario, a dessert bar by an ex-Rockpool chef and a speciality coffee bar.
The centre has also partnered with Art Pharmacy to introduce some local art to level two, and transform the space into an "open art gallery". An eclectic mix of modern Australian art will be permanently showcased inside and outside the Broadway building - from artists including illustrator Kate Banzai, furniture designer Vincent Buret, textiles artist Victoria Garcia.