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Blog Profile / Fitzroyalty


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Filed Under:Australia / Melbourne
Posts on Regator:910
Posts / Week:5.2
Archived Since:August 30, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Dr Java has closed

The business was listed for sale earlier in the year, outcome unknown. Now a sign in the window says the business is closing, with something new (presumably a renamed cafe) to appear in its place. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

balls

Well played Lucezia and de Sade. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

don’t call this number

While I like quirky art projects, I don’t like them when they have the potential to be unethical and breach people’s privacy. Take this notice on a lamppost on Johnston St at the corner of Napier St. There’s nothing about the people behind the project or what they plan to do with whatever you contribute.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

red ghost

Fitzroy’s newest ghost bike is on Smith St near the corner of Argyle St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Rue de Creperie on Brunswick St

Rue de Creperie has been open for about six months now where a shortlived froyo shop used to be (and next door to Babka). Fortunately for this business their nearest direct competitor is not immediately across the road but at the other end of Fitzroy (the long established Breizoz).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

crutches

I saw these crutches abandoned on the footpath on Rose St earlier this week. Normally used by people with temporary injuries after being discharged from hospital, they are rented and returned once people have recovered. Did someone venture...Show More Summary

breakfast at Shifty Chevre on Brunswick St

The writing on the front window says SHFTY CHEV. I was initially puzzled. My friend, whose father likes hot rods, thought it was a reference to vintage American cars but it’s really a cheese cafe and bar called Shifty Chevre.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Xeom Vietnamese street food on Smith St

The inner north hasn’t been a popular location for inexpensive new-wave Asian street food restaurants, like Miss Chu in the CBD and Hanoi Hannah in Prahran, until now (Masak Masak being the only notable opening). The opening this week...Show More Summary

blindfold

A recent paste-up by Klara on Little George St just south of Gertrude St. The text reads ‘keep calm and carry on with your blindfold on…’ … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

heels

This is where such stupid shoes belong. I hope their former owner is now stomping around in a pair of Dr Martens. As seen in the bins outside the Worker’s Club on Gertrude St last Friday night. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

permanent rainbow

The City of Yarra recently approved funding to repaint the initial temporary LGBTQ pride rainbow on the footpath on the corner of Gertrude St and Smith St in a more permanent manner, and last Friday the work was being done. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

new op shop on Brunswick St

Some observers may comment that the arrival of a charity run op shop in a street is symbolic of its economic decline. They may be right. The north end of Brunswick St in Fitzroy is looking bleak. But this adds a bit of colour.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

send Tony back

Anti-Abbott graffiti on the side of the 3Cr radio station building on Smith St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

satire for lunch at Mr Claws on Smith St

Mr Claws is a Americana lobster roll popup in the space of the former Bill’s bar on Smith St, operated by next door’s Huxaburger. Although it is being written about by the advertorial online media with their typical generic positively, I found little to praise.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Major Major on Smith St

The south end of Smith St is changing rapidly. On the Collingwood side the newly arrived Manfax (formerly of Gertrude St) is next to the recently closed Cafe VP. On the Fitzroy side, the former premises of the ugly southside furnishings...Show More Summary

Pop Up Scroll on Smith St

Pop Up Scroll have a 6 month lease on the former Chinese medicine shop on Smith St next to Monsieur Truffe. They have a sparse but cute retro interior and a variety of artisanal pastries to consume. They also dabble in hipster hyperbole in that they describe themselves as a ‘scroll boutique’.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

in the bag

This could be a dead drop from a secret agent, but it seems somewhat conspicuous for that. I’ve obviously been watching too much Spooks. Anyway, file this under WTF on Webb St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Phat Brats has closed on Brunswick St

I admire people who try something different but Phat Brats was not the greatest of the Americana food novelties to arrive in Fitzroy. It lasted about two years and now it’s gone. It will be replaced by another food business with food truck origins: MrBurger.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

busy bot

Twitter would be much better if bots and spammers were crushed and removed. I hate this shit. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

if you want this job you will give up your rights to privacy and free speech

I recently applied, and attended an interview, for an online community manager role at a prominent Melbourne based company that operates an online market for digital goods including software and media. Let’s call them Embargo. A few days after the interview I received a phone call from the company.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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