$1.25bn Mixed-use precinct planned for Grote Street

A mixed use precinct including a Five-Star hotel, 750 apartments and a public plaza will be developed between Grote Street, Gouger Street and Blenheim Street adding new life to the City West and South West Quarters. The site was previously used by Australia Post to service the city and surrounds. Plans include 15,000 square metres of retail and commercial space. Kennards will repurpose the existing building.

Source: Advertiser – Cameron England June 2022

Student accommodation tower opens in the City East Quarter

One of the largest towers in Adelaide will accommodate 725 students as they return post-Covid. The building is an operating partner of Global Student Accommodation. Students form a valuable sector in the fabric of the city as they provide new energy and connections with Australian and overseas families. The city will soon see the return of overseas tourists that will bolster foot traffic that supports businesses.

Source: The Advertiser – Michelle Etheridge June 2022

French patisserie opens in Adelaide Arcade

Cielo Tea Rooms have opened in Adelaide Arcade. Pastry chef Chaveli Goya has been welcomed into the Arcade ‘family’ of businesses and customers have been lining up for the home-made pastries, French treats and croissants – all baked fresh in-house. Chaveli combines her Chilean heritage with European style cooking. What a fabulous addition to this unique historic arcade .

 Source: City Mag June 2022

Daisy Says fashion brand arrives in Rundle Street

Rayna Hooper has just opened a brand new boutique in the East End of Adelaide city. The brand has stockists across Australia and the US. The brand caters for young women 18-35 and the fashion pieces are designed by two South Australian fashion graduates. The East End is celebrating thirty years success and the many new brands locating there have driven the vacancy rate down.

Source: The Advertiser 

New energy in Melbourne Street

New cafes, fashion stores and new apartments

The outlook for Melbourne Street is very upbeat with new cafes, fashion stores and apartments. The coffee is already top class but we have a new addition ‘Coffee Gods’ that roast the coffee beans on site at 135 Melbourne Street. Just smell the aroma when you enter the store. It is great to see Floristry by Sally, a new fashion brand Lesser and Loxley Coffee move into the iconic corner site that was previously ‘The Store’. Melbourne Street is well worth a visit.

Groundbreaking project underway

The new development at the Former Le Cornu site  in O’Connell Street is finally underway  opening many new retail and hospitality opportunities. The North Adelaide Quarter of the City that includes key streets such as O’Connell Street, Tynte Street and Melbourne Street will receive a boost when the three-tower $250 million project opens. Commercial & General and the City of Adelaide have combined resources to develop ‘Eighty Eight O’Connell’.

SOURCE: The Advertiser

Press Food and Wine REOPENS

Welcome back Press in Waymouth Street. The restaurant wine bar has a fresh new look including a special downstairs bar area. Press offers over 400 wine labels and a truly memorable experience.

 Source: The Advertiser May 2022

Valentinos 101 opens

Claudio Ferraro and Peter De Marco have opened and authentic Italian restaurant in Grenfell Street near the corner of Wyatt Street. Claudio is one of the original founders of Cibo in South Australia and he has featured on the Italian Food Safari TV show. Valentinos is a Tavola Calda or Italian delicatessen or antipasto bar. 

Source: The Advertiser 

Flagship sports stores in Rundle Mall

REBEL has just opened a magnificent three-level sports store with special interactive zones for customers and keen focus on digital innovation. The store has a definite WOW factor and is a must-see destination. A complete sports zone is being created in the Mall with NIKE already established next to the new REBEL store and JD SPORTS new flagship store opening across the Mall. Exciting stuff! The Advertiser journalist Giuseppe Tauriello captured the story in the Advertiser and I visited the store yesterday.    

Source: The Advertiser – Cameron England

State's largest book store opens

Dymocks have opened a brand new store on Level 1 Regent Arcade

Dymocks have spent close to $1.5m refurbishing Level 1 of Regent Arcade in Rundle Mall for their brand new store. The Advertiser ran an article recently that referred to Mandy Macky who was franchisee for Dymocks in the Mall for 30 years. Take the escalator up from Rundle Mall to this exciting new destination.

Developments boost retail & hospitality

Adelaide CBD retail and hospitality businesses will benefit from the significant wave of new investment in apartment buildings, office towers, hotels and retail developments completed or in the pipeline according to David West, the director of Retail Adelaide City. The city skyline has been transformed by new developments and it will continue to change as projects are completed. Read the whole story below.
SOURCE: Retail Adelaide City – Inside Retail

Entrepreneur Centre secures Commonwealth Bank

150 technology specialists will arrive at Lot Fourteen when the Commonwealth Bank moves into the 16 storey Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre (EIC) at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen on North Terrace. 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 close to Rundle Street.

Source: The Advertiser – Cameron England

City on the rebound

Daniel Gannon - Property Council

 Daniel Gannon captures the positive investment sentiment in the City with major building projects being developed in every Quarter. These major developments provide a miriad of leasing opportunities for retail and hospitality businesses seeking to optimise the additional foot traffic created by new apartments, office blocks and retail development. The City is embracing a mjor resurgence.

Multiplex appointed

 The Central Market Arcade Development by ICD and the City of Adelaide took a major step forward with the appointment of the Multiplex Group as the builder of this significant project in the South West Quarter of the City. Demand for retail space has increased in Gouger Streets and sidestreets like Wright Street, Compton Street and Witcombe Street.

Source: InDaily

88 O'Connell development gets the green light

Congratulations to Commercial & General and the City of Adelaide for jumping the final hurdle to allow this transformational project to go ahead this year. The visual impact of a large vacant block of land in the centre of the main street was not a good look  but now building and construction can commence and new opportunities will open up for retail, hospitality, fitness studios and commercial offices. North Adelaide is back on the shopping and dining scene with a vengeance.
SOURCE: Advertiser Colin James

Tullula Bright at the Colonel Light

The Colonel Light Hotel is back in business with a brand new entertainment format. The refurbished hotel was only recently presented to the market in wonderful condition with many updated features. Brock Phillips closed a suburban business to move to the new City location on Light Square.  Dinner shows are planned for the upstairs function area.   

Source: Sunday Mail – Celeste Villani

Excellent support from Council & AEDA

Valuable support for City businesses

 The City of Adelaide Council have responded magnificently to the needs of small businesses in the City. Adelaide like all CBDs have been affected by the lack of office workers in the City during the extended impact of Omicron. However restaurant vouchers, shopfront grants, marketing activity, street activations and online strategies have been set in motion. The Advertiser’s Colin James captured the full scope of activities in this very positive story.  

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

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 - First 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

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

Adelaide City Centre offers many new business opportunities

Adelaide is now the 3rd most liveable City in the world. Businesses are heading to Adelaide City to establish their new ventures while satisfying their staff with a better lifestyle. 

Source: Retail Adelaide City

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

The InterContinental Hotel that overlooks the River Torrens, Memorial Drive and the Adelaide Oval is receiving a major upgrade. The extensive  refurbishment will cost  $32 million and will add to the exclusive offer of high quality City hotels for locals, visitors and tourists when they return in numbers.
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

The GPO in King William Street is to become a new $200 million Hotel with  nearly 300 rooms.  The precinct between Waymouth Street and Franklin Street is evolving into a customer and visitor magnet with the Arbor Lane development behind the GPO also being fully upgraded.  Greaton is the developer and the Hotel is expected to be a Marriott branded 16 level 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

The Botanic Gardens Restaurant has a new international chef. Welcome Justin James to Adelaide following his extensive career in some of the world’s best restaurants in America, Denmark and Melbourne.
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.

Good news

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.

More opportunities

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

Congratulations to the winners of the AHA/SA Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence announced this week.
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.

The iconic US burger chain Five Guys has indicated that it will open a new outlet within the next 18-24  months.
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'

The Lion Hotel in Melbourne Street has reopened with a fresh new look. The Duxton Pubs Group purchased the iconic hotel in the North Adelaide Quarter earlier this year. Congratulations to the new owners for developing the hotel and giving the street a new level of vibrancy.

Source: The Advertiser – October 31 2020

Major Milestone Reached

The City of Adelaide has announced that the City has reached a new era in connectivity with 1,000 buildings now connected to Ten Gigabit Adelaide thanks to the partnership between Council and TPG the Official Network Provider.

SOURCE: City of Adelaide October 29 2020

Award Winning Designs

Recent winners in the UDIA (Urban Development Institute of Australia) Awards included the Charter Hall GPO Exchange site that was recognised for Environmental Excellence and Urban Renewal. In addition the U City development in Franklin Street won an Innovation Award and Seniors Living Award.  Both developments are in the City West Quarter.

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

The Karidis Corporation are due to open the $25m Tom’s Court hotel and serviced apartment tower late in 2020. The Legacy Hotel and Apartment brand will manage the hotel and the 56 room Hume apartments close to Hutt Street also in the South East Quarter of the City.
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

A new $85m apartment project in the South East Quarter is progressing well and due to open mid 2021. The Penny Place 24 storey apartment project by Flagship is located close to the iconic Kodo apartment tower in Angas Street.
Leasing Opportunity* there is an opportunity for a ground floor retail outlet.

SOURCE: The Advertiser October 13th 2020

Successful Opening in Pirie Street

Congratulations to the Maras Group on the successful opening of 74 Pirie Street. CBRE and Savills led the leasing effort to attract top quality retail and office tenants to occupy the ‘A’ Grade, six level building. Thai restaurant Soi38 on the ground floor complements the other fabulous eateries in Pirie Street including Abbots & Kinney and Osteria Oggi.

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

An African inspired restaurant will be opening in the heritage listed Elder House in Currie Street in 2021. Bradley Michael will open The Meat & Co that offers customers a unique cuisine in unique dining settings. The restaurant has been designed by Design Partnership and it will feature four circular as semi-private dining rooms. Meat & Co operate eight restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

SOURCE: The Advertiser September 12th 2020
An African inspired restaurant will be opening in the heritage listed Elder House in Currie Street in 2021. Bradley Michael will open The Meat & Co that offers customers a unique cuisine in unique dining settings. The restaurant has been designed by Design Partnership and it will feature four circular as semi-private dining rooms. Meat & Co operate eight restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

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.

    August 31, 2020
The Advertiser 

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. 

The City welcomes national furniture and homewares retailer Lounge Lovers to Morphett Street in the City West Quarter. With an inhouse designer, Lounge Lovers designs classic, modern and directional furniture styles to suit any home or space – and the buying team work direct with their makers, so they are able to offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality.

SOURCE: The Advertiser August 20 2020

August 16,
Haigh’s Chocolates 

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
The Advertiser

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
Fortius Fund 

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.

July 15, 2020
Adelaide Now

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