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New concept retail openings at The High Street - Queensland’s first

Gourmet burger bar and Italian deli and café to open in Surfers Paradise.

The High Street at Surfers Paradise will soon welcome two new retailers, the first restaurant and café concepts of its kind in Queensland. Hudson & Co™, a gourmet burger bar and Abbracci Fresh™, an Italian style deli and café are due to open in early December in the new alfresco dining precinct on the ground level.

Warren Cant, Principal of WCP who negotiated the five year leases, has been involved in the development of the new alfresco dining precinct in conjunction with Colliers International who are managing the retail precinct and rolling out the project. The alfresco dining precinct which is currently under construction is due for completion next month. 

Mr Cant said Hudson & Co™ and Abbracci Fresh™ will join four other casual dining tenants who are currently operating on the ground level at The High Street. “We are very excited about these openings as it will give the residents, tourists and professionals who work in Surfers Paradise more gourmet food and dining options. 

“What sets these two brands apart from the rest in the market is the unique dining experience from both food and décor perspective. 

Hudson & Co™ is a gourmet burger bar offering a menu of burger flavours from around the world, along with a selection of international premium beers, to accompany each burger. 

“Abbracci Fresh™, a licensed café and deli, is all about sampling the delicious produce on offer and providing fresh ingredients, along with semi prepared meals to allow customers to cook fresh Italian food at home, as well as enjoy an Italian style menu at the café,” said Mr Cant. 

“Hudson & Co™ décor will be styled around a ‘New York Speakeasy’, an underground style American bar established in the prohibition era of the 1920s. The tenancy will occupy about 140sq m with 50sq m of the alfresco dining area. 

“The menu will include a grass fed prime Angus beef patty or grilled chicken burger infused with flavours and toppings from countries such as Mexico, Italy, America, Thailand, India and of course Australia. Corona, Singha, Peroni and Kingfisher Lager will be just some of the beers that will complement these and the rest of the international flavours on offer.” 

Mr Cant said the concept of Abbracci Fresh™ is about providing semi prepared meals and ingredients for time poor, who want to cook up a quick Italian meal at home. “These ingredients will also be cooked up by a chef in a demonstration kitchen onsite where patrons can pick up tips and taste the meals prepared. 

“The fitout of the deli will enable customers to enjoy the entire culinary and sensory experience with open displays where they can interact with the staff and sample all the fresh food and produce before taking it home. 

“Some of the food on offer at the deli will be cold cut meats, cheeses, breads, olives, pizza bases, semi prepared pasta, pasta sauces as well as olive oils and boutique bottled wine. 

“An interesting feature of the fitout will be the wine barrels and olive oil display urns, all of which customers can taste prior to purchase. The café and deli will occupy 148sq m and 54sq m of alfresco dining area with café serving salads, ciabatta sandwiches, coffee, desserts and cakes.” 

Mr Cant said The High Street precinct has had a wave of retailers moving in with ten other tenants signing leases for over 1,350sq m of space since December 2013. Jason Martin, Senior Executive of Retail Leasing at Colliers International has negotiated four of these leases for a total of 446sq m of space. 

“There is currently one available 130sq m tenancy in the dining precinct which also includes 30sq m of alfresco area. The tenancy would ideally suit casual and fast food dining outlets offering ethnic food such as Mexican, Spanish and Greek. This will ensure the patrons have a range of different food options on offer throughout he dining precinct. 

“In addition to the food precinct, the ground level also has three available tenancies for lease which would particularly appeal to boutique operators stocking ladies fashion and footwear.”

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