LATEST NEWS & UPDATES
City confidence on a high
$2.5 billion construction pipeline
The Adelaide City skyline continues to feature a large number of construction cranes. New residential apartment buildings, office towers and hotels have given the Adelaide CBD a big City feel. North Adelaide will also benefit from the new 88 O’Connell development that includes 164 apartments. The completed $40m Sofitel Hotel and Apartments on Currie Street is an impressive building and the new Market Square, Southern Cross Tower, Walker Corporation Tower and Pirie Street Tower will add more City workers and residents to the vibrant mix.
Source: The Advertiser – Celeste Villani, Colin James
Another boost for the City West Quarter
Flinders University will be an anchor tenant in the new Festival Plaza development on the North Terrace. The new multi-level campus is close to the railway station, the Riverbank, Festival Theatre and the shopping in Rundle Mall and small bars in the West End. Students add so much vibrancy to the city centre and Flinders adds to the UniSA and Adelaide University campuses. We look forward to welcoming thousands of students back in 2022.
SOURCE: Flinders University
Innovation Hub secure future
A 10-year lease for the $20 million Innovation Hub, situated within the Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre (EIC) at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen, has been signed by the state government, as the project receives approval for its variation of planning design. The Innovation Hub, an Adelaide City Deal project, will be placed geographically and symbolically at the centre of Lot Fourteen’s burgeoning innovation district in the City East Quarter.
Source: Lot Fourteen website
Lounge Lovers loving the City West Quarter
Lounge Lovers located in Morphett Street in the City West Quarter have enjoyed a very successful 2021 and have now opened a warehouse in South Australia to support next day delivery. Source: InDaily December 2021
UNIQLO in the City
Very exciting news that UNIQLO will open a new store in 2022 in the Myer Centre in the Heart of Rundle Mall. The store be located on the ground floor with easy access for Mall shoppers. Dedicated UNIQLO customers will be delighted about the new arrival.
Source: The Advertiser December 1
Two Pot Screamer arriving soon!
Another new East End attraction
‘Two Pot Screamer’ will be opening in Rundle Street very soon. Hugo Pedler from Penny Hospitality featured in the Advertiser recently to reveal some of the exciting new concepts in the eatery/bar complete with balcony overlooking vibrant Rundle Street. The East End continues to attract some great new businesses to add to the business mix. (photo by Emma Brasier)
Festival Plaza takes a major step forward
As reported in the Sunday Mail the negotiations between the State Government and the Walker Corporation have finally come to a conclusion and the City is the winner. The Festival Plaza project adjacent to the Festival Centre is valued at more than $660 million and includes a 29 storey office tower and fully refurbished public realm. Retail opportunities will be available in the lower levels of the tower and a second tower will be built in the future.
SOURCE: Sunday Mail – Paul Starick
Oui Oui the new Sofitel is OPEN
The 5 star luxury Sofitel Hotel is now open in the City West Quarter and it looks stunning! With just over 250 rooms spanning over 24 floors the $150 million hotel is the latest high quality development to grace the CBD skyline. On the ninth floor with fabulous views across the City you will find a new gourmet French restaurant to tempt your tastebuds. The 90 seat Garcon Bleu restaurant is a welcome addition to the many unique restaurants located in the City.
Source: Sunday Mail – Antimo Iannella
Strong demand for City apartments
160+ new apartments sold off the plan
The new Central Market Arcade development apartments are in demand. More people want to live in the City and with new apartment developments going up they are finding the style and quality they want. The Adelaide Central Market Arcade development is one of many new residential hot spots in the City.
SOURCE: Advertiser – Colin James
AHA SA Award Winners in the CBD
Malt Shovel Taphouse (Festival Centre) – Winner Best Draught Beer
The Playford North Terrace – Joint Winner Adaption and Innovation
Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets – Best Boutique Superior Hotel Accommodation
EOS by SkyCity – Best Deluxe Hotel Accommodation
Oval Hotel – Five Regions Restaurant – Restaurant – Accommodation Division
Hennessy Bar – Mayfair Hotel – Best Bar Presentation and Experience – Metro
2KW Rooftop – Restaurant General Division Metropolitan
2KW Rooftop – Best Outdoor or Non- Enclosed Facility
SOURCE: AHA SA Website
Exciting times for City Cross
REVELOP the new owners of the City Cross Shopping Centre in the heart of Rundle Mall have submitted exciting new plans for redevelopment of the Centre. Revelop managing director Charbel Hazzouri has announced that City Cross will feature new and unique brands in the business mix to attract more shoppers and visitors. The Buchan Group have created the new design plans that feature brick arches and attractive spaces to offer customers a unique experience when they visit. A boutique food hall is a key feature. The Stage 1 Internal and External upgrade will be followed by the Stage 2 Hotel, Residential and Commercial spaces.
Source: Revelop website
Beautiful Christmas Pop-up
Australia’s First Christmas Heirloom Company is now open on the corner of Grenfell Street and Frome Road. What a fabulous addition to the City. It is well worth the trip to visit Marcelo and Angela and get into the festive spririt.
Property sector confidence
The Advertiser Business Journal section carried a very positive story about the Adelaide Property sector this week. A survey commissioned by the Property Council and ANZ reported that every other State had a fall in confidence while SA was the shining star with an increase in confidence!
Source: Advertiser Business Journal October 2021.
Demand for 88 O'Connell
The $250m residential, retail and commercial development at 88 O’Connell has received a very favourable response from the public with significant interest coming from current North Adelaide residents. The development will create vibrancy and activity for retail and hospitality businesses on O’Connell Street and streets like Archer and Tynte Street nearby.
Source: InDaily Stephanie Richards October 2021
Adelaide City - 1st for fashion
The City centre of Adelaide has the largest fashion offering of any precinct or centre in South Australia. Rundle Place fashion boutiques featured in the Sunday Mail ‘Hot in the City’ article. Rundle Mall is packed with fashion brands that are complemented by designers and labels like SABA, Gorman, MJ Bale, Morrison, Flannel and Zimmermann in Rundle Street. With FOMO Fridays on now and the Vogue Fashion Festival coming there is no better reason to visit the City for that new outfit. SOURCE: The Sunday Mail – Mirella Romano
2021 Small Employer of the Year - My Kingdom for a Horse
Congratulations to Emily Raven the owner of the CBD based Cafe My Kingdom for a Horse for winning the Small Employer of the Year Award at the South Australian Training Awards held this week. During 2020 the Cafe expanded into new premises in Waymouth Street in the City West Quarter. The Cafe employs 12 full-time staff. A fabulous effort!!
Source: Department for Innovation & Skills
Rundle Mall picks up a national award
Rundle Mall has just been awarded Retail Precinct of the Year in the National Retail Association Awards. Located in the City East Quarter, Rundle Mall is the most concentrated retail precinct in the southern hemisphere with more than 700 department stores, specialty shops and 300 professional service providers. The precinct has focussed on providing may unique events over the past 12 months. Source: National Retail Association website.
Festival Plaza Tower to kick off next month
The State Government has injected over $250M into the Festival Centre, the public square and Riverbank Precinct in the City West Quarter adjacent to the Casino and Parliament House. The next significant step is the construction of the $450M office tower that will include a three level retail complex looking over the new public square. A fabulous location for City businesses.
Source: The Advertiser (Giuseppe Tauriello)
East End Cellars offers so much
The East End Cellars features in an excellent article today in the SA Weekend Magazine inside the Advertiser. The article talks about the impact that chef Josh Lansley has had on the business. To complement the exquisite wine selection there are a range of unique dining options available. Just across Vardon Avenue you will find another gem – Mothervine.
Source: SA Weekend (Simon Wilkinson)
Rebel Sport on the move
The East End of Rundle Mall will receive a boost when the new Rebel Sport flagship store opens alongside NIKE and opposite ADIDAS. The new addition creates a sports precinct will be a one stop shop for sports lovers. The new concept store will be offering exclusive products across some of the best brands. The eastern end of the Mall is already anchored by a popular high quality Romeos Supermarket.
Source: The Advertiser Business Journal
Planned Art Gallery a boost for the City East Quarter
Plans have been revealed by the State Government for a new Aboriginal Arts and Cultures Centre on the Lot Fourteen site on North Terrace in the City East Quarter. The attraction will benefit businesses along Rundle Street, East Terrace, Pulteney Street and Rundle Mall. Popular attractions close by include the Botanical Gardens, National Wine Centre, Art Gallery of SA and the SA Museum.
SOURCE: The Advertiser (Paul Starick)
Landmark development on the Newmarket Hotel corner
Two 32 storey towers are planned for the corner of North Terrace and West Terrace in the City West Quarter of the CBD. The project will be called ‘1 NORTH TERRACE’ and will include office space and residential apartments at a projected cost of $72 million.
Source: GHD Woodhead
Elyseen - a design paradise
Elyseen is now open at 15 O’Connell Street North Adelaide. Elyseen means “A paradise; beautiful or creative; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect.” Elyseen is an interior, gift and homewares store dedicated to fulfilling your design needs and located at the southern end of O’Connell Street, North Adelaide. Here at élyséen, we believe in telling stories through our design. We want you to feel welcomed, listened to, inspired and excited. Ēlysèen is not just about interior designing and furniture, we are about creating a sanctuary – a calm space where you can feel inspired and peaceful. Log on to www.elyseen.com.au
Source: Retail Adelaide City
That Retro Man - now open
That Retro Man has arrived in O’Connell Street next to the Piccadilly Cinema in North Adelaide. What an amazing range of homewares and other interior design items from a historic era. Look at the variety – West German glasses, pink stools, quality Finnish glasses, candle holders from Sweden and a Pegar furniture veneer coffee table. In addition Mark can restore your furniture. A very unique independent business in the heart of North Adelaide. Follow That Retro Man on Facebook.
Source: Retail Adelaide City
Approval for a 33 storey tower in Grote Street
The Adelaide skyline continues to change for the better with another new tower development being approved this month. The tower will accommodate ground floor retail, office space and apartments on the upper levels. The site is opposite the Adelaide Central Market, Chinatown and close to Gouger Street restaurants.
SOURCE: The Advertiser (Colin James) July 2 2021.
Major boost for North Adelaide
Planning consent has been granted for the $250m redevelopment of the former Le Cornu site
Commercial & General and the City of Adelaide have received planning consent to construct a three tower retail, commercial and hospitality development called ’88 O’Connell’ on O’Connell Street North Adelaide opposite the North Adelaide Village.
SOURCE: Commercial & General
Boost for Business Start-ups in the City
Pirie Street will be the address for many new City businesses. Hub Adelaide is relocating from the corner of Peel Street and Hindley Street in the City West Quarter to a wonderful refurbished building in the City East Quarter. Membership is expected to grow from the current 150 businesses to 350 business members. The new home of Hub Adelaide is expected to open in September 2021.
SOURCE: The Advertiser (Guiseppe Tauriello)
Prince Albert Hotel is new again
The Prince Albert Hotel in the South-West Quarter of the City on Wright Street has been relaunched following a full upgrade. Darren Brown and Sam Stoios are the new owners who have lovingly restored the Hotel. Experienced chef Ned Sweet will provide some unique and satisfying ‘pub fare’ for their patrons.
Source: The Advertiser (Antimo Iannella) May 2021.
Outdoor dining in Chesser Street
City centres are known for their fabulous laneways and Adelaide has many examples including Leigh Street, Peel Street, Vardon Avenue and Ebenezer Place. Council recently put a proposal to property owners along Chesser Street to consider closing the laneway to traffic to allow outdoor dining. 97% of the owners were in favour.
Source: The Advertiser (Renato Castello) May 2021
South Australia's Best Bakery
Bakery on O’Connell in North Adelaide has been voted the State’s best bakery as voted by readers of the Advertiser. Tony Greven is the very proud owner of Bakery on O’Connell and he is a passionate supporter of businesses in the City. Retail Adelaide City recently interviewed Tony to hear about his success and what he loves about the City and North Adelaide. The interview can be seen on the home page Retail Adelaide City.
SOURCE: Sunday Mail – Delicious SA
Wyndham gets green light
The old Transport Information office on the corner of Currie and King William Street in the City West Quarter is to be developed into a 36 storey Wyndham Hotel. The 5 star hotel will have almost 350 rooms and adds to the extensive choice of CBD hotels including the Sofitel, Crowne Plaza, EOS at SkyCity and the Adelaide Oval Hotel. Source: The Advertiser May 2021.
City favourite gets a facelift
Source: The Advertiser Gabriel Polychronis May 2021.
Rundle Place purchase a sign of confidence
FORTIUS & IRONGATE have invested in Rundle Place on of the premier shopping centres in Rundle Mall. The Centre includes a 500 space car park and brand namess such as Apple, Country Road, Ted Baker, Witchery, Coles Supermarket and a Food Court. New national and international brands will be introduced into the tenancy mix.
Source: Shopping Centre News April 2021
GPO will be a quality brand hotel
SOURCE: The Advertiser (Giuseppe Tauriello) April 28 2021.
Welcome to the City Laura & Max
Welcome Laura and Max Sharrad to the City. Laura was a fabulous ambassador for South Australia on Masterchef last year and now she has opened a new restaurant ‘Fugazzi’ in Leigh Street in the City West Quarter. Fugazzi joins the long list of top quality restaurants in the West End including many in neighbouring Peel Street and now on Currie Street. Simon Karadachi who owns Osteria Oggi in Pirie Street and Shobosho in Peel Street. Fugazzi is open to the public on May 1st.
Story : The Advertiser – writer Matt Gilbertson, Photo Julian Cebo.
Thank you Mandy Macky
Retail Adelaide City would like to formally thank Mandy Macky for her contribution to retail in the City. Mandy has successfully operated the Dymocks Books store in Rundle Mall for 3 decades while facing many challenges from online competition and when Bookworld opened nearby and Borders Books arrived.
Main street activation
The State Government has committed $200,000 in grants to upgrade alfresco dining areas along some of the key City streets including Hutt St (South East Quarter), Hindley St (City West Quarter), Rundle St (East Quarter), O’Connell & Melbourne Streets (North Adelaide) and Gouger Street (South West Quarter).
Source: The Advertiser April 2021.
Haigh's new release
Haigh’s Chocolates have just released a new line of chocolate products with native ingredients after they partnered with an Indigenous owned company Warndu. Haighs are located in Adelaide Arcade, Rundle Mall and a brand new store in the Adelaide Central Market. Source Indaily April 2021.
New chef arrives in the City
Source: The Advertiser Wine Writer Katie Spain
400 new jobs in the East End
The Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre at LOT FOURTEEN has reached a major milestone with the announcement that Quintessential Equity will deliver the project. The $400 million project will consist of a striking state of the art 16 storey, 35,000 square metre building on North Terrace
Source: The Advertiser March 2021
Australian Fashion Labels are back!
The newly appointed Chief Entrepreneur has led a group of investors in reviving Australian Fashion Labels and supporting the fashion industry in South Australia. This is very exciting news for the City and the State.
Source: The Advertiser (Cameron England) February 2021.
Rundle Street welcomes an acclaimed chef
Jesse Singh an acclaimed New York chef has opened Daughter in Law restaurant on Rundle Street. South Australia was the place to be in a post-pandemic world. Bhatia Dheeraj (formerly Penfolds Magill Estate & Raffles Singapore) is joining Jesse in this new and exciting venture.
Source: The Advertiser (Antimo Iannella) February 2021.
It's time for the Le Cornu site to blossom
An excellent article in today’s Advertiser about creating a new community hub on the previously vacant block of land that was once a Le Cornu building for those who can remember. At Retail Adelaide City we believe this could be a major turning point for North Adelaide and O’Connell Street. The development includes shopping, dining, services, commercial and residential components. The development provides many opportunities and Jamie McClurg from Commercial and General said it was vital for the future of North Adelaide for the Le Cornu site to be given new life. The recent sale of North Adelaide Village to new owners will also provide new opportunities as new businesses set up shop alongside the legendary Romeo’s Foodland, Metropolitan Fresh, Goodlife Gym, Pippo Cafe and many other small specialty shops.
SOURCE: The Advertiser (Colin James) March 8 2021.
The ongoing development of the Elders House building on Currie Street in the City West Quarter is very exciting. The Acure Asset Management Group have created a new arcade link through to Anster Street on the edge of Council’s Topham Mall. The fabulous Meat & Wine Co is now open and three tenancies are available close by. Source: The Advertiser Guiseppe Tauriello February 23.
The SANTOS building in Flinders Street has undergone a transformation which provides ground floor leasing opportunities for food and beverage operators. Indoor and outdoor space is available with a 145sqm restaurant lease. Contact Julia Pottenger at CBRE to make an enquiry for this newly developed opportunity.
Source: The Advertiser Business Journal February 23.
Hotel Industry Award Winners
A special mention for the East End Cellars (2 awards), 2KW Rooftop Bar, Duke of Brunswick (Gilbert Street), The National Wine Centre, Paloma Bar and Pantry (Peel Street), Chef of the Year – Kevin Martel (The Playford), Employee Excellence in Service – Jane Heywood (Sage Hotel South Terrace) and Hotel Industry Rising Star – Ben Rogers (National Wine Centre).
Source: In Daily February 8
New beginnings for City Cross and North Adelaide Village
Two of Adelaide City prominent shopping centres have been sold to new investors. City Cross in the heart of Rundle Mall has been purchased by the Sydney property group Revelop and North Adelaide Village on O’Connell Street North Adelaide was purchased by Greenpool Capital.
Source: Shopping Centre News – February 1, 2021
Masterchef expands his City offer
Masterchef winner Sashi Cheliah has expanded his food offering to a second location in Waymouth Street’s Arbor Lane opposite popular Masterchef contestant Callum Hann. Gaja Express will offer takeaway -friendly fare.
SOURCE: Sunday Mail (Jessica Gately) January 31 2021.
Congratulations go to the RCP Adelaide Project Management Team for winning an Outstanding Achievement Award for their delivery of the $250m GPO Exchange development on Franklin Street in the City West Quarter. RCP also won a National Professional Excellence in Building Award for the same project. An outstanding effort!
A very small bar! Small bars have taken the City by storm but the Unico Go small bar in the East End with just 5 seats could Be Australia’s smallest.
Source: The Advertiser.
$400m Central Market Arcade Development Approved
The $400m Central Market Arcade Development has been approved by the State Commission Assessment Panel. The City of Adelaide has partnered with ICD Property to deliver the retail, residential and commercial project commencing in 2021. This is very exciting news for businesses in the City South West Quarter including Gouger Street restaurants and Adelaide Central Market Traders as it will give the area a major boost.
SOURCE: Glam Adelaide January 28th 2021
Developers invest in Adelaide City
A fabulous article in the Advertiser today by Renato Castello captures details of development projects lodged with Council and the State Commission Assessment Panel over the past 12 months. In total 964 project applications worth more than $1.3bn were lodged including extension approvals. Recent projects completed include the SkyCity Casino, Hotel Indigo and Wingfold Tower with the 32 storey Sofitel Hotel well underway.
Source: The Advertiser – January 11, 2021
New $250m North Adelaide Development announced
Commercial and General have been announced as the developers to breathe new life into North Adelaide with the delivery of the ‘Eighty Eight O’Connell’ project opposite North Adelaide Village. The development will feature residential and commercial components with three towers reaching up to 15 storeys high. Colliers have been appointed as leasing agents.
SOURCE: The Advertiser December 17th 2020
Adelaide City - Economic Agency Formed
Eminent South Australian business leader Nikki Govan has been appointed as the inaugural chairperson of the ‘Adelaide Economic Development Agency’ (AEDA) for the next three years.
AEDA has been established by the City of Adelaide as a subsidiary to focus on growing a strong economy for Adelaide. Ms Govan, along with Board Members, will set the strategic direction for delivering a range of initiatives to improve economic outcomes and a new growth agenda for the City of Adelaide.
Source: City of Adelaide Website – November 26, 2020
New Restaurant / Bar to Open
Exciting news for the City West Quarter. Extra Chicken Salt will open as a two level restaurant on the corner of Peel Street and Currie Street near many other successful eateries including Peel Street Cafe, Shobo Shobo, Gondola Gondola and Bread & Bone. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights the restaurant will become a bar.
Source: Broadsheet Adelaide – November 19 2020
Australia's Most Liveable City
Living in Adelaide provides residents with an enviable lifestyle. The ABC News recently reported that Adelaide had jumped up the ranks to become Australia’s most liveable City. Covid has changed how people prioritise their work/life balance and Adelaide holds the top position in a new National survey.
Source: ABC News – November 9 2020
Lion Hotel gets a 'Makeover'
Source: The Advertiser – October 31 2020
Major Milestone Reached
SOURCE: City of Adelaide October 29 2020
Award Winning Designs
SOURCE: The Advertiser – October 27 2020
'Fishbank Restaurant' opens in former Jamie Italian Site
Exciting news! The former Jamie Italian restaurant on the corner of North Terrace and King William Street will reopen as the FISHBANK on Friday 16th October. The ground floor restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner.
SOURCE: The Advertiser October 13th 2020
New Tom's Court Hotel
Leasing Opportunity*A cafe/bar operator for the Tom’s Court hotel/apartments is needed for the provision of in-room dining for guests.
SOURCE: The Advertiser October 13th 2020
New Penny Place Apartment Block
Leasing Opportunity* there is an opportunity for a ground floor retail outlet.
SOURCE: The Advertiser October 13th 2020
Successful Opening in Pirie Street
SOURCE: The Advertiser September 29th 2020
Arbor Lane by Charter Hall
Arbor Lane is a fabulous new development just off Waymouth Street in the City West Quarter. The Sprout Team – Callum Hann & Themis Chryssidis will open a fabulous new modern Australian restaurant ‘ELEVEN’ there in 2021. The menu will feature South Australia’s best produce. The deal was negotiated by Julia Pottenger CBRE. SOURCE: The Advertiser Sept 20.
Unique cuisine - Unique setting
SOURCE: The Advertiser September 12th 2020
SOURCE: The Advertiser September 12th 2020
WellCity Adelaide Development
A new $200m development by 1835 Capital is located between Hindley Street, North Terrace and Morphett Street behind the Trinity Church in the City West Quarter opposite the Adelaide Convention Centre. The 15 storey building will be a health, medical and research centre will accommodate 3,000 staff.
The City is buzzing with excitement about the new 5 star French inspired SOFITEL Hotel on Currie Street in the City West Quarter. The hotel is conveniently located near the Adelaide Convention Centre, Skycity Casino and the Adelaide Oval Stadium. The Sofitel joins Adelaide’s tallest building, the new 326 room Crowne Plaza in the City East Quarter.
SOURCE: The Advertiser August 20 2020
Haigh’s Chocolates recently released a new range called ‘The Collaboration’ that combines the wonderful flavours of gin and chocolate. Haigh’s Chocolate stores are located on King William Street, Adelaide Arcade and Adelaide Central Market.
August 10, 2020
New to Adelaide City is a highly skilled jewellery designer. Adelaide born Giacomo Ciufoli has enjoyed success on an international stage and now he has returned home to provide his design creations to South Australians. The largest selection of quality design jewellery is available in the heart of the City.
July 29, 2020
Rundle Place in Rundle Mall was recently purchased for $215m by the Fortius Funds Management Group. The beautifully designed shopping centre that faces Rundle Mall and Grenfell Street offers a Coles supermarket, a food court and some excellent brands including Country Road, Oxford, Trenery, Ted Baker, Aquila, Politix, Kookai, Peter Jackson and L’Occitane. Leasing opportunities are available.
New upgrades and renewal for City businesses. The Rob Roy Hotel in Halifax has been refreshed by Frank Vounassis and his staff and the well-known Strathmore Hotel in North Terrace has also had a facelift by the owner David Basheer.
Retail and Hospitality opportunities in Hutt Street Makeover
Hutt Street in Adelaide City’s South East Quarter is in line for a very special makeover that will create new retail and hospitality opportunities. A “European-style” bike path, improved lighting and art features could unlock millions of dollars in private investment. Adelaide City Council plans to embark on a master planning process to redesign and support important CBD retail strips. Deputy Lord Mayor Alex Hyde said Council has released a “vision statement” and said the precinct will benefit from the new makeover. Source The Advertiser.
Great news for Leigh Street
Master Chef Laura Sharrad and her husband Max are setting up Fugazzi’s Bar and Dining Room in the old Rigoni’s Restaurant in Leigh Street. Great news!
Source: The Advertiser