Banyule Homestead went up for auction on Saturday 16th May 2015 and sold for $5.2 million. Unfortunately only registered bidders could gain access to the interior of the homestead on the day, leaving lesser mortals to mill on the lawns … Continue reading ?
Apartment standards: is this sham consultation?
This may be the last in my current short series of CBD lunch posts, as my job in the city is about to end. I’ve enjoyed finding some new, or just new to me, places to eat in the east end of the city and am impressed by how many interesting new places exist.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Recap: all the topics discussed by The Urbanist last month
Should there be more family friendly housing in the city centre?
Does anyone really need to drive to the footy?
Hatch Gallery, 14 Ivanhoe Pde Ivanhoe Tues-Sat 10.00 a.m -5.00 p, until 30 May 2015. Free entry An inordinate number of your taxpayer dollars have been directed towards the commemoration of Gallipoli and there have been many enticements to community … Continue reading ?
Is loud advertising at rail stations going too bloody far?
This was spotted outside Adam Bandt’s new electorate office on Brunswick St after the election of new national Greens leader Richard di Natale. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
I’ve just spent a fascinating two days at a conference held at Melbourne University that explored the impact of books and writing on and in the British Empire. Held to support the launch of Ten Books that Shaped the British … Continue reading ?
The food court in the Paramount building has seen better days. Some of the shops are empty. The vibe is subdued. But a new shop has opened recently. Chef Lanka is a new city location for an established suburban restaurant, and it’s cooking fantastic Sri Lankan food at very modest prices.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
I didn’t intend this weeks’ posts to be a stream of closure stories. When the real estate sign first appeared on the roof of Red Rice, it seemed the restaurant was continuing as normal and it was just the building being sold.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Can the Greens do better on transport policy?
Thanks to a regular commenter who noted that Simon Johnson on the corner of St David and Kent streets had recently closed. It’s not surprising in a way. It never seemed busy. I was a poor customer as I only bought unhomogenised milk made by next door’s St David Dairy.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Two years ago I wrote about the impending over supply of froyo on Brunswick St. Two shops opened opposite each other around the same time. I predicted one would fail and Berrissimo lasted only one year. Frolic has lasted two but is now closing as well.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
What’s the problem with elderly drivers?
I liked Mao’s a decade ago, but times have changed. It’s gone downhill and has looked unloved for a while. Now this Chinese restaurant on Brunswick St has closed, with the promise of a Japanese – Malaysian fusion opening soon in its place.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Should cycling on footpaths be legal?