The Corner, a vibrant new dining and entertainment district in Charlestown officially opened to the public on December 5, bringing together Newcastle’s independent food producers and designer boutiques as well as artists and musicians. Located at the intersection of Pearson and Ridley streets in Charlestown, the new neighborhood is the result of a $ 10 million investment from owners The GPT Group.
Kick-off for the launch begins a four-day celebration to showcase Newcastle’s list of the best food, drink, art and live music residing in the neighborhood.
The Corner features contemporary Asian restaurant Bao Brothers, burger and chicken anarchists Newcastle Rascal making their debut in their second location, Italian ice cream experts Popolo Artisan Gelateria, coffee lovers Hunter Espresso and 4 Pines Brewing Company serving a rotating list of craft beers. Lee’s Yum Cha, with the first traditional Chinese cart service in the Hunter, will open in February.
Thai Street Fusion connoisseurs Schillykickk are the latest addition to this impressive lineup of local restaurants, and will appear to serve up their famous Thai tacos before making The Corner their permanent home in early 2020.
To celebrate these heroes of local cuisine and small businesses, Newcastle’s most famous foodie family, the Fren family, will be on hand to say a few words and officially open the neighborhood.
On Tuesday Ashkine, District Manager of The Corner, said: “We are delighted to open The Corner, where we have brought together independent Newcastle food heroes and boutique brands alongside artists and musicians who are shaping the landscape. creative and cultural experience of our city. “
Kylie Jane and the Daniel March Trio put on shows at the launch event, launching a rotating roster of live music in the neighborhood over the summer, including live funk on Fridays from a five-piece band. conducted by musical director Jacob Neale. There will also be a number of artists who will create and exhibit at The Corner.