archives: development

New Adina Special

Adina Apartments open at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

Opening Special at Adina Apartment Hotel, Bondi Beach. Stay at Bondi’s hottest new address Adina Apartment Hotel, on Hall Street amongst vibrant restaurants and shops leading to Australia’s most iconic beach. Enjoy 20% off full rates – starting at just $159. Stay Dates: 17th June to 31st August 2013. Head here to BOOK  

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Shop Talk March 2013

Lox Stock Barrell cafe restaurant at Bondi Beach Sydney NSW

   Bondi Shop Talk – March 2013 I know its only been a couple of weeks since the last update but there seems to be a lot of chop and change in Bondi a the moment. Here’s the latest…   – Lox Stock & Barrel (above) has enjoyed instant success at the old Greens Café spot [...]

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Shop Talk Feb 2013

Bondi Boheme and Adina Apartment Hotel at Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW Australia, Andy Solo

Bondi Shop Talk – February 2013 Its been a while since I’ve written a Bondi business update but that doesn’t mean things haven’t changed around the traps! – As you can see above, the Toga Group’s Boheme/Adina development is looking mightily similar to the architectural drawings posted not too long ago. I’m guessing they’re on [...]

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Made with Love in Bondi

Our Big Kitchen Smiles, cooking with love for the homeless at Bondi, Sydney

When good friends of mine said they were going to have a function at the place they met to host their combined Hens/Bucks party, I had visions of tacky tiara’s, too much alcohol and too little clothing at an eastern suburbs pub. In my experience, nights like this always end up ugly (on so many [...]

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Shop Talk Oct 2012

bondi fashion shopping atbondi, bondi beach, bondi, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Bondi Shop Talk 30 Oct 2012 Sheesh its hard to keep up with developments in Bondi these days! Here’s the latest round of changes to our café and shopping options in the hood… – The Atlas Kiosk seems to be the new hip hang on Hall (Hugh Jackman thinks so anyway) – Yellow Bungalow is [...]

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Bondi Flashback 1911

bondi castle pavilion history at Bondi Beach,Sydney NSW

The first Bondi Pavilion was affectionately known to locals as The Castle, or The Castle Pavilion because of its whimsical fairytale-like turrets. Its official name was the Bondi Surf Sheds. Despite its pretty appearance the building was, in reality, simply a dressing shed, a private place to get in and out of your swimming costume [...]

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Bondi Silicon Beach

Silicon Beach digital economy at Bondi Beach creative innovation hub

While we’re talking futures this week, I fully support the move to create an Australian ‘Silicon Beach’ to rival California’s Silicon Valley and compete with the world’s leading digital economies. Though I’m well aware that, at this stage, it is a distant dream. On Friday, Prime Minister Julia Gillard held a forum on the Digital Economy [...]

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Bondi Future Focus

Bondi gold sunset view of the beach and village in Sydney NSW pic by Andy Solo

Bondi seems to be in a flurry of flux at the moment. In fact my whole centre of gravity shifted today when I read the sign on the door of Alex the Barber announcing his retirement after nearly 50 years of service on Glenayr Avenue. His old school shop is replete with faded photos, vintage [...]

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Bondi Facelift

pavilion and beach, at bondi, bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Time for some new ideas as city’s playground prepares for a facelift Source: SMH, by: Nicole Hasham, Monday 8 October A NEW vision is being sought for Bondi as Waverley Council devises a 10-year blueprint for Sydney’s most famous stretch of sand, including ideas such as year-round beach volleyball. Submissions are invited on the future [...]

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Bondi Big Bucks

The Bondi luxury living apartments at Bondi Beach in Sydney NSW pic by Andy Solo

I was forbidden entrance to a Bondi Beach property on Sunday. “Do you have an appointment with an agent?”, inquired one of the ridiculously-gorgeous, perfectly-manicured, tight-black-dressed property hostesses. Um. “No”. “Are you just sticky beaking”? (Insert mild head tilt and charming smile). Um. “Yes”. I was at the grand opening of the Pacific Bondi - our new [...]

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Shop Talk August

Bondi Shop Talk August at bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, pic by andy solo

Alrighty. It’s been a few weeks since the local Bondi biz update and it seems quite a bit has changed, as always. Here’s just the things I’ve noticed on my wanderings:   – Camilla is closed for renovations. Can’t wait to see how she can improve on the space. – The Favourite Child café on [...]

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Shop Talk 3 July

Bondi Potato Ghetto Miss Chu new shop in Bondi Beach Sydney pic andy solo

Bondi Shop Talk 3 July 2012 The latest changes to business and shopping around Bondi Beach… – Miss Chu has soft-opened Potato Ghetto (above) (next to her current ace space) – Chaos HQ has changed its name to Some Flirting (to try and avoid more chaos?) – Butik on Gould St has closed its doors [...]

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Shop Talk 29 May

Tuchuzy Shop at bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Shop Talk 29 May 2012 The latest changes to business and shopping around Bondi Beach… – So long to Patrick at Sparrow Café with new owners taking over - Miss Chu seems to be opening a Winter Crepery & Spud Bar next door - Ravesi’s bottom bar is closed for renos – opening in July – Enishi has furnishings [...]

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Shop Talk 22 May 2012

The Hill Eatery new Bondi Beach cafe restaurant at North Bondi Beach Sydney

Shop Talk 22 May 2012 The latest round of changes to business and shopping around Bondi Beach… – Gourmet Slice on Gould St soon to open, offering super sized slices of gourmet pizza. – The Hill Eatery is the new addition to the Porch & Parlour family, opens early June. – Bowie Hair is closed. Try [...]

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Shop Talk: 3 April 2012

bondi fashion shopping atbondi, bondi beach, bondi, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

  3 April 2012 - Shallow Store (boutique fashion) has opened in the old Gideon spot on Roscoe. - Paper Planes Japanese Restaurant + Bar is now open – opposite (ish) Miss Chu. - Titanic Bondi had their grand opening on Sat night. Yum. Mediterranean… - Carlo’s at Bondi is now open – fresh fruit, yoghurts, juices and salads on Campbell. - Rap N Roll is [...]

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Looking to the future

Bondi Boats at bondi beach, sydney, nsw, australia, andy solo

Bondi Beach has a hairy history. She’s seen floods and fire, riots, submarine attacks, gang violence, bikini wars and gay gang murders. These days the most horrifying events seem limited to serious sunburn, parking problems and escalating house prices. As we look to the future, will the irrefutable gentrification of Bondi Beach result in a [...]

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