24 March 2015

What's happening at the Kingston Centre?

| ainsliebraddon
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Does anyone know what is happening at The Kingston Centre? It is the building opposite the post office, and used to have a St George Bank there. They have ripped out the escalators and boarded up the old entrance to the IGA. Does anyone know what is going in there?

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From what I have heard, the people who own the Ottoman restaurant are still behind the redevelopment, having bought the building some years ago.

They gradually moved the tenants on and were probably in no hurry, cos it’s at least 2 years behind the initial forecasts.

But the concept of a Turkish style cafe in the old St George/ gift shop site is still what I hear.

How exciting is the Kingston shopping precinct over the next 5 years:

– the eastern car park with a Supabarn taking it up to Coles in Manuka; and
– the Cusacks Centre probably to be redeveloped.

Even the ghastly Indian in Kennedy Street has eventually closed (hooray!)

GardeningGirl7:54 pm 26 Mar 15

I didn’t see your comment before I posted mine HoldenCaulfield. I remember hearing something about Ottoman too, but I don’t remember if a specific location was mentioned.

GardeningGirl11:28 pm 25 Mar 15

The old Youngs? Yeah, I was wondering too.

Holden Caulfield10:31 pm 25 Mar 15

I had heard that the people who own the Ottoman (the restaurant, not the empire) were going to develop it and put in a casual dining restaurant/cafe. But I heard that tidbit well over 12 months ago and am not sure if it was or still is accurate.

Dame Canberra9:28 pm 25 Mar 15

I have wondered this too. Would appreciate some more info if readers have any!

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