Truck Rollover at Malvern East Causing Major Traffic Delays

Written for Broadsheet A truck carrying dirt has rolled over at the intersection of Princes Highway and Warrigal Road in Malvern East, causing traffic chaos. Four inbound lanes on the Princes Highway have been affected and subsequently closed off, leaving only two lanes open, with delays beginning at Ferntree Gully Road. All southbound lanes are… Continue reading Truck Rollover at Malvern East Causing Major Traffic Delays

Fashion Store Cose Ipanema to Close After 25 Years

Written for Broadsheet An iconic Melbourne fashion destination, Cose Ipanema, is closing its Collins Street store after 25 years. Cose Ipanema has long offered luxury and high-end fashion for both men and women and can be credited with introducing Melbourne to the Japanese brands Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, and Belgian labels Dries… Continue reading Fashion Store Cose Ipanema to Close After 25 Years

Using Your Phone to Pay for Public Transport in Melbourne May Be Closer Than You Think

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne commuters could be using their phones to pay for tram, train and bus rides, with the technology to be trialled on trams later this year, the Andrews government has announced. Myki machines – updated in 2017 – already include the technology to read smartphones, making a “tap and go” system, similar… Continue reading Using Your Phone to Pay for Public Transport in Melbourne May Be Closer Than You Think

Pilates in Its Original Form at a New Studio in Fitzroy North

Written for Broadsheet Nick Psarros is a former strength and conditioning coach at The Australian Ballet School. His new Pilates studio, The Movement Refinery, is focused on the traditional exercises created by Joseph Pilates almost a century ago, with no dilution. “We work the body entirely,” Psarros says of the vigorous and athletic classes. Classical… Continue reading Pilates in Its Original Form at a New Studio in Fitzroy North

Piedimonte’s to Be Demolished, Rebuilt in Proposed $100 Million Redevelopment

Written for Broadsheet North Fitzroy’s almost 60-year-old European supermarket, Piedimonte’s, will be knocked down as part of a $100 million redevelopment if an August submission by owners Sam and Mal Piedimonte is approved. The pair has proposed demolishing the existing building to make way for a new supermarket and 89 apartments. The Piedimontes have worked… Continue reading Piedimonte’s to Be Demolished, Rebuilt in Proposed $100 Million Redevelopment

Sparkly Bear Cinemas is Coming to Brunswick

Written for Broadsheet A new 10-screen cinema and dining precinct will arrive in Weston Street, Brunswick by 2020. Sparkly Bear – adopted from the locals’ nickname for the nearby Barkly Square shopping centre – will be the fourth cinema from the team behind the Classic, Lido and Cameo Cinemas in Elsternwick, Hawthorn and Belgrave respectively.… Continue reading Sparkly Bear Cinemas is Coming to Brunswick

Coming Soon: The Village Belle Hotel’s New Chapter

Written for Broadsheet Once a depot for the first local trams, St Kilda’s heritage-listed Village Belle Hotel will reopen its doors in time for summer after a $15 million redevelopment. “We’ve been there 11 years now but there’s been a pub there since 1855 and the current building since 1891,” owner David Shannon says. “When… Continue reading Coming Soon: The Village Belle Hotel’s New Chapter

Two break-ins in 12 months calls for council action

Since the doors first opened at Impulse Fashions 39 years ago, retailer John Caio has shared many milestones with customers, staff and family. His store in the Puckle St Precinct has celebrated everything from the birth of his grandchildren, to the introduction of Havaianas and the many store birthday celebrations that are never shy from… Continue reading Two break-ins in 12 months calls for council action