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Archived Since:August 30, 2011

Blog Post Archive

I like your hair

This is newish on Leicester St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Calico House has closed

Like many other retail businesses in Fitzroy, Calico House tried to stave off the inevitable by downsizing and leaving the high street for a back street, in this case by moving back a block from the corner of Brunswick and Leicester to Fitzroy and Leicester.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

more Korean food on Smith St

In the space of the former Kizzmet (I never understood what that was) is now White Kimchi, a Korean chicken place, which has opened or is about to open (I can’t find any social media profiles yet). This is excellent news for carnivores and deep-friedivores.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

coffee and cake at Il Melograno in Northcote

Northcote is buzzing at the moment. Apart from the closure of the lovely United Arab Eatery (which is relocating further north on High St in Preston), the northern strip is full of places that are new to me. The very southern Westgarth section of High St is also interesting,with Il Melograno opening recently.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Latin street food coming soon to Smith St

This is promising. In the space of the former Inter Thai on Smith a new Latin American restaurant is soon to open. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

everything you’re being told about internet piracy is wrong

Yesterday’s Online Copyright Infringement Forum was a joke. It can be argued that the unauthorised reproduction of digital goods cannot be considered theft in the physical sense according to existing laws. Australian consumers are being...Show More Summary

it tasted like caste wine

It’s easy to spot the trolling in Suburbanspoon. Not just because most of it is fake, false, defamatory astroturfing, but because it’s written by people who obviously haven’t visited the restaurant or make even the smallest attempt to write a good fake review.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

an independent Scotland

On Saturday morning Grant McCracken was at his usual Rose St Markets promotion place on the corner of Brunswick St with this sign. Later in the day he had disappeared and his sign was abandoned on Rose St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Mighty Boy Eatery on Gertrude St

The former Hudson’s cafe is gone and in its place on Gertrude St is something new that is even better than I anticipated. Mighty Boy Eatery is a daytime cafe (evenings forthcoming) doing breakfast and lunch dishes with a variable Asian influence.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

before I die

A new addition to the front of Ladro on Gertrude St is blackboard paint and a ‘before I die’ meme to complete. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

another food truck becomes a restaurant on Smith St

Following on from the business behind Gumbo food truck establishing itself as Po Boy Quarter on Smith St, the Beat Box truck operator is setting up in the former Vibe / Seraphim cafe on Smith St, which has been empty for nearly two years.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

attention hipsters, bogan suburbia says hello

Just for once I’d like the City of Yarra to demonstrate that it understands the consequences of its actions and thus that it makes considered decisions when spending ratepayers’ money. The latest example of their extreme incompetence...Show More Summary

the next NYE at Edinburgh Gardens

The City of Yarra has decided that the next new years eve celebration in Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy will be alcohol free. This is in response to the repeated trashing of the gardens in recent years on new years eve and Australia...Show More Summary

the Astor cinema in St Kilda will close in 2015

I woke yesterday to notice a couple of tweets suggesting that the Astor Cinema would close next year. I’m not surprised. The cinema business has evidently been unviable for many years, even given the reportedly modest rent the cinema currently pays.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Fitzroy businesses for sale

I don’t think I’ve seen so many Fitzroy hospitality and retail businesses for sale, or vacant properties for lease, at the same time. These are all in addition to ones I’ve already written about, such as the former Oven pizza, the former convenience store next door, the bike shop and the former Django Django cafe.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Inter Thai has closed

Another closure on Smith St. The previously well regarded Vilom Thai closed and was replaced by or rebranded as Inter Thai in late 2012 but it has lasted less than two years. The arrival of Buubbub Burmese / Thai a few doors away a few months before this changeover may have doomed it and Buubbub remains.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

the new mural on Leicester St

Over the last few days I’ve watched the creation of a giant new mural on the Leicester St side wall of Nobody jeans on the corner of Brunswick St. This morning someone emailed me with photos of what appeared to be graffiti cleaners spraying the just completed mural with a white substance.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Philly cheesesteaks for dinner at Sparrow’s in Catfish on Gertrude St

I’ve only eaten one Philly cheesesteak before, and it was a terrible introduction. It was at a random Manhattan diner and it was unappetising and generally rubbish. I left feeling disappointed and slightly queasy and didn’t expect to eat one ever again.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

who uses a car sharing service in Fitzroy?

I’ve been thinking about signing up for a share car service, but I don’t know which one to join. Flexicar, Goget and Green Share Car all have cars located in Fitzroy. There’s also Car Next Door, where the business model is people provide...Show More Summary

Fitzroy history book reprinted

The City of Yarra Libraries has just reprinted a few hundred copies of Fitzroy: Melbourne’s First Suburb, a history of Fitzroy that’s been out of print for years and impossible to find in secondhand bookshops. It’s on sale at any branch of Yarra Libraries for $55.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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