The premises of the Karton cardboard furniture business were recently closed, with the windows blacked out. The wording of their website, which indicates that the shop opened in May 2013, suggests it was not a popup but an ongoing shop. But it’s lasted less than a year.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Protesters arrived early this morning at the test drilling site on the south west side of Westgarth St outside Largo butchers. One chained herself to the equipment and stayed there, standing on the equipment up in the air, for about 7 hours.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
A new study concludes Australian workers who live in the suburbs and drive to work in the CBD could save a fortune if they used public transport instead. But it's a choice most workers don't have
I stepped out my door and onto Brunswick St this morning after 9am to tram into the city to catch a train at Flinders St to attend a job interview. A queue of trams heading into the city was blocked at Westgarth St by East-West tunnel protesters.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
The Napthine Government's new motorway took another blow last week when members of the Plan Melbourne Advisory Committee resigned in protest. But why so late and so publicly?
The Terminus hotel has undergone regular changes over the past several years. Pizza came and went. The latest incarnation has entailed enclosing the drive-through space to create a craft beer bar extension, which almost doubles the interior...Show More Summary
2007, 582 p. There are not many authors whose novels listed on the inside pages take up two pages- and they’re not even all listed there! Joyce Carol Oates is an amazingly prolific American writer: she has over 117 books … Continue reading ?
I’ve had to update my recent post on the Japanese food precinct around Smith St as I forgot Cafe VP at the southern end of Smith St, where I had lunch recently. Their katsu don is good, though their deep frying and crumb cannot compare to the benchmark of excellence set by Hanabi.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
The most challenging of cafe locations in Fitzroy is empty again. Ziegote opened sometime in 2012 but by April this year it seemed in trouble, and a change of theme and menu evidently did nothing for its viability. It’s plausible toShow More Summary
My dining ventures into the Melbourne CBD are usually more of the casual informal style, but sometimes an opportunity preents itself to try something new with a fellow curious eater. Sezar in Melbourne Place off Russell St serves a modern interpretation of Armenian food, which I have never had before. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
This is on the side wall of a house on Kerr St west of Fitzroy St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Red Tongue cafe on the corner of Brunswick and Victoria streets closed last week, and the signs in the window offer the space for a pop-up. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
The idea that every home should have local services and facilities within a 20 minute walk, cycle or public transport trip seems a no-brainer. But is it a worthwhile and realistic goal, or a dream?
Some planners and urban sophisticates view suburban shopping malls with disdain. Yet they offer choice, convenience, walkability and 'buzz'. Oh, and the 90%+ who live in the suburbs like them
Last week the ACCC finally released its first guidance materials relating to online product reviews for businesses and review platforms. The arrival of the guidelines was warmly welcomed by those of us concerned with disclosures andShow More Summary
2012, 303 pages & notes. For someone who should be deeply immersed in nineteenth century colonial history, I seem to be spending rather a lot of time in twentieth century Stalinist Russia. I was there a few weeks back with … Continue reading ?
When I first heard about Baillieu’s plan to put armed guards on railway stations, I was not impressed. I am even less impressed now that they’re actually arriving at my local station, Macleod. Could a donga be any uglier?
Public transport provides significant social benefits. But we shouldn’t expect it to be as convenient or as fast as a car. It's not private transport; it's public (i.e. shared) transport
Another of the food trends in Melbourne in the last couple of years has been ramen. Ramen Ya in the CBD was a prominent opening, as was Shop Ramen on Smith St recently. Now there’s Dojo Ramen Bar on High St Northcote, which has been open for a couple of weeks.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
I must begin this post by apologising to the charming father and son team who run Bottega Tasca on Lygon St, which is my favourite wine shop within walking distance. I won’t be visiting them, or Blackhearts and Sparrows on ScotchmerShow More Summary