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Ipswich’s dining scene flourishing with unrivalled leasing opportunities soon to be announced

An ever-evolving mix of culture and experiences where character, heritage and community coalesce, Nicholas Street is fast flourishing as a marketplace of flavours and is set to transform with a host of new and unique retail leasing opportunities preparing to launch to the market soon.

Nicholas Street Precinct is located only 40 minutes west of Brisbane, and with more than 20,000m2 of retail, restaurant and leisure space benefitting from connectivity to major train and bus networks.

“Nationally recognised brands, including HOYTS, Gelatissimo, Zambrero, Sushi Hyo, Aushotels, Stellarossa, Terry White Chemmart and That Dumpling Place have already seized the opportunities available in Queensland’s fastest-growing city, and all signed on as entry tenants to the $250 million city redevelopment.”

HOYTS and Aushotels form anchor tenants at opposing ends of the precinct, with Aushotels taking carriage of the city’s much-loved Commonwealth Hotel built in 1910. With its heritage façade meticulously restored and rebuilt by engineers, the forthcoming extension of the hotel will soon transform the site into a state-of-the-art dining and entertainment hub while keeping its classic and authentic persona at its core.

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The growing dining scene is already delighting locals with eclectic flavours from across the globe. Think small plates, tapas, cocktails and wine tastings at The Rusty Nail; classic comfort food from Ipswich institution Indian Mehfil, and just one bite of Janet’s handcrafted pork and chive dumplings from That Dumpling Place promises to transport you to the streets of Shanghai instantly.

Popular brands Zambrero, Stellarossa and Sushi Hyo have opened to increasing visitation, being warmly embraced by the family-focused demographic of the region, as has Gelatissimo, who sees a daily 3pm storefront lineup of nearby school families seeking an afternoon treat.

“Gelatissimo Franchisees Li and Vanessa were one of the first to open in the precinct and say, “We’ve had such a positive experience since opening in the Nicholas Street Precinct. We’re nearing our first year of operations, and the Ipswich community has fully embraced our business giving us further confidence in our decision to invest here. We’ve watched the precinct continue to come alive through the variety of events, and the increasing city workers and commuters means we are continually welcoming new customers.”

Experienced franchisees, Gelatissimo Ipswich is Li and Vanessa’s second in their portfolio in addition to their Bulimba store.

“There’s definitely a sense of growth and excitement as more and more tenants sign on and construction progresses on the major tenants; we’re excited to be part of the next chapter of a changing Ipswich.”

The newly revitalised Ipswich Central is positioned around creating a sophisticated city heart that offers a balance of design, placemaking and culture. Uniquely crafted unlike a standard shopping mall and attracting a mix of nationally recognised franchise brands, to standalone family-run offerings not found anywhere else.

A place to dine, gather and work, and bursting with the possibility for new business, leasing opportunities will soon be released for food, leisure and hospitality operators to open alongside anchor tenant HOYTS in an ever-evolving and unrivalled city precinct.

Under the project name Venue, approximately 6,000m2 of significant commercial, hospitality and mixed-use retail leasing opportunities will be  launched to the market soon. The space will feature a bespoke pocket square for events, activations and pop-ups, character-driven design set amongst heritage façades and some of Ipswich’s key cultural destinations, and a uniquely authentic and vibrant atmosphere.

Home to two libraries, including Australia’s only dedicated Children’s Library, digitally connected civic square, zero-depth water play area, performance stage, approximately 1,000 car park spaces and an active calendar of markets and events, the Nicholas Street Precinct is fast becoming Ipswich’s leading entertainment, dining and cultural destination with Venue retail leasing opportunities only set to further complement.

Source: Shopping Centre News