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Dibacio on Brunswick St has closed

Over a year ago the former Bala’s space became Dibacio’s Italian restaurant. It was a failure from the start. I’d call it the least visited and most amateurish restaurant to open on Brunswick St in the past decade, except perhaps for its immediate predecessor, Latin Passion.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at the new Miss Katie’s Crab Shack at the Rochester Castle hotel on Johnston St

A sunny day, a beer, some good company and some pleasurable food. You need to bring the company but the new larger Miss Katie’s Crab Shack at the Rochester Castle hotel on Johnston St, formerly of North Melbourne delivers the rest.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

street art doesn’t discourage taggers because taggers are morons

The title of this post is self explanatory. Spending thousands of dollars of ratepayers’ money to put a mural on private residential property, which should be maintained by its owners, won’t work. Street art doesn’t discourage taggers because taggers are morons who cannot be reasoned with.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

unbearable

A bear and a video cable abandoned to their fate on Rose St last Sunday. The note on the bear said ‘free to good home’. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

breakfast at Archies All Day on Gertrude St

Archies All Day is a new cafe / restaurant that opened a week ago today. I visited on Saturday afternoon for a late brunch. It’s in the space of the former Southpaw, and in terms of its all day and night service and contemporary menu it is in the style of Hammer and Tong.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

new mural on Argyle and Young streets

This new mural in production is on an apartment building on the corner of Argyle and Young streets. It’s been constantly attacked by graffiti for years and has looked like an unloved mess for some time. The City of Yarra is spendingShow More Summary

another new bottle shop for Smith St

This is a surprise. The former Soulfood (and momentarily Hex) cafe space is to become a bottle shop. Across the road the former cleanskin shop has become a soulless chain bottle shop, and further south the former Vibe (and briefly Seraphim) is also undergoing a fitout to become another bottle shop.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Picanteria at Harley House

I first tried Peruvian food at Panca in New York City and I enjoyed it very much. It has become one of the new food trends in Melbourne, following on from the Mexican trend. By chance I noticed the menu for a new place called Picanteria...Show More Summary

Vietnamese vegan cuisine coming soon to Brunswick St

A new sign on the building that was the Oven pizza says Fina’s 2 Vietnamese vegan cuisine. It looks like another addition to the vegan / vegetarian precinct on Brunswick St north of Johnston St, with Radhey and Transporter being other recent arrivals.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Cafe Klein has closed

The odd little experiment that was Cafe Klein on Brunswick St has closed. It featured an uninspiring dark aesthetic and, for a period, a retro trucker / bikie clientele or owner. I don’t know who it was meant to appeal to.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

from Burlesque to Marquis to Vice

Johnston Street’s bar strip has not been doing well in recent years. Bars and other businesses publicly declared two years ago that they had been struggling to survive. The Burlesque bar closed in 2013, to be replaced by the Marquis, which in turn closed in 2014 and Vice opened.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Era vintage bridal is moving

This was entirely predictable because this shop was in absolutely the wrong location. Era is moving to a more modest location in a shared space space off Smith St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Dean

Found outside the Vegie Bar on Rose St this morning. I suspect Dean had fun last night. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

shut up

Quite. I think we’ve had enough of these increasingly abstract and cryptic paste-ups. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Efes kebabs has closed

More sadface. Efes was one of the better kebab shops on Smith St and the staff were always friendly. What will open here next? … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Miss Katie’s Crab Shack to open in the Rochester Hotel on Johnston St

This is the bestest news. I’ve had too many closures to write about recently. After being closed for almost a year the Rochester Castle hotel is to reopen as the new home for the excellent Miss Katie’s Crab Shack, formerly of The Public Bar on Victoria Street, North Melbourne (opposite the Queen Victoria Market).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Monsieur Truffe has closed

I don’t usually cover business closures on the other side of Smith St, but this is a real loss. Monsieur Truffe is gone and I am sadface. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Chilli Lili has closed

Last year a new Thai restaurant opened in a small space that has housed numerous previous failed hospitality businesses next to the petrol station on Johnston St. It immediately began selling vouchers to drive brisk trade and kept on pushing the implausible offers regardless of the bad reviews they received.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Shocolate has left Fitzroy

Shocolate cafe and chocolate shop has outgrown its small Johnston St location, according to its owner who I spoke to earlier this week, and will be reopening somewhere else soon. In the meantime he said they would continue to trade online (a similar message is on their Facebook page).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

fucking amateurs

A statement from a property owner on Napier St in between Johnston and Chapel streets that I completely agree with. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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