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All that Glitters: The Alchemy Bar

by The Editor

Alchemy Bar Logo
Like a phoenix rising (no, not that one) one of Canberra’s longest running bar venues has debuted with the aim of returning to the glory days of Franklin Street. We popped in to the grand opening on a dreary Wednesday night to see what was offer at the new kid on Canberra’s glitziest block.
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The Yarts: Exhibitions this Week

by The Editor

A couple of entertaining and enlightening events occur tomorrow evening (8 November 2012) on opposite sides of town. Canberra painter, drawer and sculptor Steve Roper officially opens his exhibition at The Front Gallery in Lyneham, while on the Southside serious types dressed in monochrome will launch the 2012 Awards for the Australian Institute of Architects.

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Double Trouble: lining up at The New Roasters

by Barrister Barista

It’s official: Braddon is a two-horse town – if by horse, you mean cafe.  The opening of The New Roasters on 26 September means stuff for Canberra’s coffee scene.  Could it mean that LSR is now ‘the man’ – a sell-out, a franchise?  Could it mean that we’ll no longer have to wait for our coffee and our crunchy toast?   Could it mean that Lonsdale St is now the hand-clapping, bike-riding, coffee-drinking capital of Canberra?  We predict that coffee-drinking tourists will be asking ‘can you tell me how to get, how to get to Lonsdale Street?’

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