A long-awaited Tuscany dream comes into fruition

Business owner of Tuscany Cafe, Sergio Lollini always dreamed of opening a coffee shop, so when a space in Queen Victoria Market became available he did not even hesitate to make it his. Open for two months, Mr Lollini’s dedication to authentically represent his home country in the country he now calls home is noticeable … Read more

Metro Tunnel digs prove Melbourne’s historical love of coffee

Metro Tunnel | 27th July, 2022 An Australia-first discovery as part of Metro Tunnel Project works has revealed the city’s famed coffee culture is decades older than first thought – as far back as the Victorian gold rush. Archaeologists working on the site of the future Town Hall Station near the Young & Jackson Hotel, … Read more

A remnant of the past tucked away in Franklin St

In 1937 this old two-storeyed house that had seen better days was put up for auction. It was on a site alongside a terrace of six other old two-storeyed houses, tucked up against a right of way and not far from Elizabeth St. When auction day came along, no-one bid for 83-95 Franklin St. At … Read more

Always on the move | CBD News

Mick and his mates were having a good laugh down by the river last month at the outrageous claim made in the latest issue of sister publication Southbank News that beggars were earning $1000 a day on the streets. Mick is a regular along Southbank Boulevard and can often be seen with his “homeless” sign … Read more

Are you bothered by noise? – CDB News

Are you bothered by noise?  CDB News

Celebrating the businesses shaping our city

Small business owners are being celebrated for their determination and contribution to the city’s culture and economic prosperity through the 2022 Lord Mayor’s Small Business Awards. Previously known as the Lord Mayor’s Commendations Awards, the awards recognise 49 Melbourne business owners who have been operating within the city for more than 10, 20 and 40 … Read more