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Brodburger finds a home at the Glassworks

By johnboy 1 June 2011 46

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Joy Burch has announced that the beloved Brodburger van’s mexican standoff with the National Capital Authority has ended with the van relocating to the Kingston arts precinct.

The popular Brodburger takeaway venture will relocate to the Canberra Glassworks later this year after the ACT Government brokered an arrangement that will add character and visitors to the Kingston Foreshore arts precinct, ACT Minister for Arts Joy Burch announced today.

Ms Burch said the ACT Government has been working with the Brodburger operators and the Canberra Glassworks for several months to accommodate the popular takeaway business at the Glassworks, which has been looking to secure a long-term tenant for its cafe.

The new Arts Minister met Brodburger owners Sascha Brodbeck and Joelle Bou-Jaoude and Canberra Glassworks Chief Executive Anne Jakle yesterday to confirm the ACT Government would work with the two parties to jointly fund a retrofit of the Glassworks’ cafeteria area to accommodate Brodburger.

“Brodburger currently operates from a caravan in Bowen Park under a temporary agreement with the National Capital Authority and has been looking for a permanent home, so this really is a win-win for everyone,” Ms Burch said.

“The Canberra Glassworks is an ideal location for the Brodburger business because it is close to Bowen Park and the business should be able to keep its current loyal clientele. I expect the move to occur later this year.”

We’ll enquire as to what will happen to the caravan.

UPDATE: This in from Joy Burch’s office on the fate of the van:

It won’t be part of it, but they may park it out the front for a few weeks till people get the idea.

[Photo by Brian]

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la mente torbida 9:58 am 15 Sep 11

@Calamity
I don’t WANT Brodburger located at the Bus Depot Markets. I want the chance to get outdoors, use my legs and create some foot traffic around town. Those opportunities are rare in Canberra.

You’re not serious are you? This gotta be a troll

Cheap 12:58 am 15 Sep 11

Brodburgers are AMAZING, but you have to understand: if the gov let them stay, then any number of burger vans could set up shop at any location and cite brodburger as the precedent setting operation.

You could say that there are special circumstances because it has become an icon. Well, how are other burger vans supposed to become an icon without breaking the law and putting their vans around the lake?

This outcome is the best possible. The only other option would be to make the area that brodburger is in an official “food zone” and then other vans could set up shop and all have an equal opportunity.

Scribble 3:52 pm 29 Aug 11

“Why didn’t this food concession in the arts precinct go out to open tender?”

And you’re also policing Julie McKay’s Facebook pix. Impressive multi-tasking skills.

I-filed 3:17 pm 29 Aug 11

Why didn’t this food concession in the arts precinct go out to open tender?

Solidarity 1:52 pm 29 Aug 11

Brodburger has ruined my lunch, as usually i’d go to Grill’d, but after trying a Brodburger, Grill’d burgers just taste bland.

Calamity 1:47 pm 29 Aug 11

Keijidosha said :

Anyone catch WIN News last night? I flicked on in the middle of a piece on the Brodburger relocation to hear some numpty spouting off about how “a red caravan on the shore of the lake was not in Walter Burley Griffen’s plan for Canberra”.

Funny, that hasn’t ever stopped the NCA from developing any number of eyesores.

The constant cultural bleaching of Canberra to make way for artificial and regulated urbanity will prevent us from ever having a warm and vibrant city.

Another +1 !

It is the little, quirky things like this that give a city some personality and life.
This weekend we met at Brodburger to have a feed and sit by the lake for a chat. We then got to stroll in the sun down the road to the markets for a look around.

I don’t WANT Brodburger located at the Bus Depot Markets. I want the chance to get outdoors, use my legs and create some foot traffic around town. Those opportunities are rare in Canberra.

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