04 April – Update:
Following the move of The Book Grocer into the old Bellissima site (and a fine new venue it is) movement on the corner is picking up pace.
Horizon Real Estate (which occupied the corner site) has also gone, so all three leases – including Kingston Florist – are vacant, and yesterday the tradies moved in.
So, what’s in store for Kennedy Street? A Belluci’s? A Cream? The most pressing rumour concerns a venue similar to Urban Pantry on The Greens in Manuka.
If you’ve got a better idea, through it in the comments.
13 March 2012 – Update: It looks as though Soc & company have secured the site of The Book Grocer, with signs advertising a Moving Sale appearing over the weekend. In other news, Saffronis almost ready to go. There are tables, chairs, boxes of glassware and a sign out the front advertising Saffron Restaurant (just in case you thought it may be a bowling alley).
31 January 2012 –Well, the rejuvenation of Kennedy St on the south side of the Kingston shops continues unabated. The opening two years ago of The Kennedy Room provided a spark following the slow slide towards closure of B Bar and Lot 33. With their demise, the disappearance of Ganter’s Fabric Salon down near Portia’s, and the closure of the Kingston Butchery, a number of vacant sites appeared on the strip. What should the locals expect?
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