Blog Profile / Fitzroyalty


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Blog Post Archive

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.

gremlin

This is on the wall of the supermarket carpark on Gore St near the end of St David St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Beautiful Noise shoegazer documentary

Beautiful Noise is a documentary about what is commonly known as the shoegaze genre of noise guitar music that developed in the UK in the late 1980s. It focuses on the Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine but...Show More Summary

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an Iranian vampire film currently on at ACMI. It’s only on for another week so go now! It’s one of the coolest vampire films I’ve seen. It’s possibly better than the recent Only Lovers Left Alive.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

offering

Late on Saturday afternoon as I walked past Bimbo’s I noticed an offering left on their entrance step – a solitary bruised mango. I’m not sure of the symbolic importance of this. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Exxopolis at the Summersalt festival

You have only until Sunday to enjoy walking though the inside of a colour saturated inflatable structure called Exxopolis, which is part of the inaugural Summersalt festival and is located in the ACCA forcourt in South Melbourne. It’s...Show More Summary

Majority cafe has closed

Open a cafe in Fitzroy they said. It will be easy they said. Once the hipsters have paid off their tattoos they spend the rest of their money on all day breakfast. If only it was that simple. I’m no expert but it’s obvious that, for a cafe to be profitable, it has to be mostly full most of the time.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

pink Capri

This horrendous pink Ford Capri has been abandoned on Fitzroy St around Hanover St. The plates have been removed. I’d be mortally embarrassed to admit ownership if it was mine too. And it has helpfully been annotated with a hashtag for the Instagrammers.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

the ongoing disaster of the Fitzroy Residents’ Association website

There are may things I hate. I hate seeing the vulnerable being exploited. I hate unprofessional behaviour, particularly that of people I work with or who are in the same profession as me, because they undermine the reputation of their peers (including me).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

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