18 February 2019

Supermarket returns to New Acton precinct

| Ian Bushnell
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21-23 Marcus Clarke Street, previously occupied by TwentyOne. Photo: Colliers International.

The New Acton precinct’s new supermarket is now open to serve the boutique area’s more than 2000 residents, many office workers and visitors.

The new business, 21 Capital Mart, opened its doors on Monday (18 February), about a year after the previous TwentyOne cafe and grocery closed.

Operated by a private Canberra company, 21 Capital Mart is believed to be its third small supermarket in the ACT.

Colliers International has now fully leased 21-23 Marcus Clarke Street and the previous 400 square metre space has been split into two individual tenancies, with Sean McConnell’s new restaurant venture, Rebel Rebel, taking the second space on the corner of Marcus Clarke Street and Edinburgh Avenue.

Rebel Rebel will feature all-day dining, a wine bar and a bottle shop, and was due to open early this year but fit-out delays mean it will be April or May before the former Monster Kitchen and Bar executive chef can reveal the latest addition to the precinct’s food attractions.

Colliers International Office Leasing Executive, Caleb Brinton said residents, workers and visitors to the cutting edge design precinct had missed the convenience of a local grocery store.

“People who live or work in this part of Canberra really enjoy the amenity and location. However, for the past year residents and workers have been missing having a local grocery store so they can just pop out and grab the essentials or those last-minute must-haves,” he said.

Mr Brinton said that while the new tenants are similar to those previously, they would operate separately based on their own individual demand and capacity.


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