As of 1 January 2018, the management of the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy transferred from In The City Canberra to the City Renewal Authority. Views expressed in these articles may not reflect the views of the Authority.
To be, or not to be….
No we’re not talking about Shakespeare’s play, but rather the new and exciting trading and food hub on Lonsdale Street in Braddon!
This urban village in the heart of Braddon provides some permanency for Canberra’s street food vendors and a selection of local marketers.
The Hamlet comes as a welcome relief after news of the closure of the Lonsdale Street Traders saddened and concerned many that Braddon would lose its unique and popular indie culture.
Entrepreneur and property developer Nik Bulum is the brains behind The Hamlet, whose aim is to provide Braddon with new creation that pushes boundaries, supports local traders and entices visitors.
The Hamlet is a unique and diverse space attracting a variety of different customers. It’s a place to throw around crazy ideas and see what happens. It particularly focuses on supporting new up and coming businesses and artists. The Hamlet provides cheap, short term spaces allowing people to build up a customer base and establish themselves in the market before moving on to something bigger and more permanent.
Many people might be wondering where the name ‘The Hamlet’ came from, Nik explains that it’s because The Hamlet is like a little village. Nik wanted to offer an extension to the apartments in Braddon, where you can come down to a communal setting and enjoy good food and meander through local stalls.
Some local food favourites taking up residency in The Hamlet include Dream Cuisine, BrodDogs, Nookie Espresso, Mr Papa, Spit Shack, and The Brathaus.
The outdoor street food area of The Hamlet is opening today with the internal market space to follow in late December/early January.
Stay tuned! For more information visit The Hamlet Facebook page.