Vasey RSL Care Sells Hawthorn Hostel For $7 Million

VASEY RSL Care has reaped almost $7 million from the sale of a disused hostel on a massive block of land in one of Hawthorn’s more revered streets.

The 3560 square metre block at 20 Lisson Grove not far from the Yarra River and Richmond border is understood to have sold to a residential developer, but this could not be confirmed with Kliger Wood selling agents Nick Breheny or Eugene Wood.

Not far away on the corner of Lisson Grove and Glenferrie Road, the former Hawthorn Receptions Centre hit the market earlier this month with price expectations of about $8.5 million.

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Arthouse Cinema Coming to Hawthorn

TRAFFIC in busy Glenferrie Road looks set to intensify if the Boroondara council approves an application to redevelop a dank, part-vacant arcade into a new shopping centre, topped by a 1050 seat arthouse theatre and a 100-seat rooftop cinema.

Independent theatre operator Eddie Tamir has applied to rebuild The Glen arcade at 673 – 681 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, with The Lido, a new ITN Architects designed cinema complex.

Tamir owns Belgrave’s Cameo Cinema and is a co-owner of renovated movie house The Classic, in Elsternwick.

With his father David, who owns Prahran’s Station Hotel and the Argo, in South Yarra, Eddie paid $15 million for the double-storey Hawthorn facility last August.

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