North Brisbane will welcome several popular retailers in purpose-built laneway precinct Park Lane at the Everton Plaza development in Everton Park later this year.

5 Boroughs, Corbett & Claude, Comuna Cantina, Stellarossa and Neighbourhood Market Co are among the first off the ranks to secure prime positions in the centre and lane. Everton Plaza first opened in 1969 and was the first drive in shopping centre in the district. To this day, Everton Plaza remains embedded in the local community which is anchored by a Coles supermarket and tenants who have been there for more than 30 years. With such a history, the authentic elements of the buildings will be brought to life with the introduction of Park Lane. Its aim is to be relevant and create a village for the locals, a place where they will buy their essentials, find all of their services and to introduce a dining precinct currently missing from inner northern suburbs.

Designed by Marsden Collective, the lane will retain its original architectural character which will be accentuated with modern design elements and softened with greenery throughout. Every part of the lane will be different, it is intended to be an authentic laneway experience and a place of discovery. Katrina Miranda from Marsden Collective explains. “Elements of the existing buildings will be retained to depict a design story of reinvention with a touch of old-school vibes,” said Katrina.

Owner of Corbett & Claude and Comuna Cantina Tim Johnson said he’s excited to be contributing something unique to the venue. “We’re putting both of our award-winning brands together to offer different menus and experiences under the one roof, said Tim. “Think Italian flare, Latin street food and a colloquial Queensland rooftop deck, all at one address. The rooftop deck overlooks the surrounding suburbs. Perfect for a sunset cocktail with friends.”

5 Boroughs will be bringing its signature American inspired overloaded burgers to Everton Plaza with its fair share of melted cheese and pickles. Owners and brothers Michael and Peter Michaelides of Neighbourhood Market Co is expected to be the local shopping destination for the freshest sourced produce and deli goods. The north side is screaming out for a new go-to cafe, and inner north local Anna and the Stellarossa team cannot wait to to fill the void. “I’m really excited to bring quality coffee, amazing food and service to the Everton Park catchment. We live locally, and can’t wait share something unique & special with our community,” Anna says.

Everton Plaza will be activated throughout the year with an impressive lineup of food festivals, music events, and local community engagements. Hutchinson Builders have commenced construction of Park Lane and the new tenants are on track to open in time for summer.

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