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New food hall rounds off St. Collins Lane

New food hall rounds off St. Collins Lane

By Asleen Mauthoor  St. Collins Lane shopping precinct opened its new food hall last month, adding to its array of eateries at the fashion and dining destination. Located on Level 2, the food hall provides shoppers with a fast, casual eating experience, offering culturally-diverse cuisine, now with a strong Japanese influence.  In a first for

An African-fusion adventure

African-inspired CBD bar polépolé (meaning relax, slowdown and take it easy, in Swahili) presents a new two-level dining space wrapped in safari-style canvas: an exquisite full-service dining experience downstairs and a fun and energetic themed bar, Glamp, upstairs! Behind the red door (located above Lorna Jane at 267 Little Collins St), is an inner-city African

New service navigates strata world

A new reporting service has become available in Victoria for people either living in or thinking of buying into an owners’ corporation/strata community. Set up late last year by experts Jane Giacobbe and Nirosha Diassanayake, Strata Reports Victoria fills a desperate need for information about buildings held by owners’ corporation/strata managers. Ms Giacobbe explained that

Relationships support technology experience

Having been based in the CBD for 23 years, Digiworld offers unparalleled service and maintains a close relationship with its clients. For CBD business, having an IT sales and service company like Digiworld just around the corner is a terrific bonus, especially for those business that have limited access to IT resources. Digiworld has been

Where did Bergerac go?

“Down the street and around the corner” is the answer to the question: Where did Bergerac restaurant disappear to after 32 years in King St? Chef owner Jean-François Enconniere (pictured right with staff) found new premises earlier this year but says some CBD locals still don’t know where Bergerac is. The CBD’s favourite French restaurant

Co-working space re-imagined

If you’re looking for a new office, it’s worth considering that private offices in co-working spaces can provide a meaningful alternative to conventional spaces. As it happens, Fitzroy is getting its very own purpose-built co-working space, the company’s called United Co. Its aim is to provide an inspired space that supports workers in this new

Local company takes on the world – and wins!

QA Software is a success story for our city. Based in St Kilda Rd, the company received a City of Melbourne export grant in 2006 and recently opened an office in Denver, USA. Last year QA beat a field of 10 international rivals to become the preferred in-house provider to America’s fourth-largest engineering and construction

Service stands the test of time

Digiworld Australia is one of the longest-standing computer technology companies in the CBD, all thanks to its understanding of customer needs. Established in 1995 at its first retail shop on LaTrobe St, Digiworld has been catering to the technology needs of CBD businesses for 22 years. Now located at 459 Collins St, Digiworld is one

The perfect massage blend

With two locations in the CBD, True Thai Massage is delivering exactly what it promises to the local community – a real Thai massage experience. General manager, Tae Panuktong and marketing manager, Michael Wright travelled extensively around Thailand and Australia before realising that Melbourne was lacking in consistent, quality Thai massage. “Our focus when we

Strength to strength 

The Southbank Medical Clinic’s philosophy is providing an accessible and patient-focused “one-stop-shop” for the local communities of Southbank, South Melbourne and the CBD. Its charismatic lead GP, Dr David Izon, explained that the clinic’s key focus was providing medical treatment of the highest quality whilst being in a relaxed environment which is both patient-centred and

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