Flagship Lindt Chocolat Cafe to Open in Collins Street, Melbourne

271 Collins Street foyerMELBOURNE will soon have a choc-filled centre, with Swiss chocolatier Lindt confirming it will open a “flagship” chocolate bar in the CBD.
Australia’s fifth Lindt Chocolat Cafe will open in July, within the walls of a former banking chamber, at 271 Collins Street, a space occupied until recently as the global headquarters for the National Australia Bank.

Lindt has leased 200 square metres of refurbished retail space – about twice the size of a standard city shop – and will open a specialist chocolate flavoured cafe and bakery, to rival nearby caffeine-concourses Degraves Street, Flinders Lane and Centre Place.

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New Retail Laneway Planned For Melbourne’s Southern Cross Hotel Site

FORTY FIVE years after Beatles fans famously made the street’s around Southern Cross Hotel a chaos zone, the next stage of the site’s redevelopment into a mixed-use working and shopping mecca is about to be unveiled.
Southern Cross Lane, the city’s latest polished laneway, will open in mid-October, wedged between two shiny glass office buildings connecting Little Collins and Bourke streets.

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