Latrobe Tce is one of my favourite places in Brisbane. I am a little biased though as I live around the corner! The Black Cat cafe and bookshop in the foreground, with the Antique Centre in the background. This is an iconic building on Latrobe Terrace. The Plaza Theatre, opened in September 1930, is one of only 2 atmospheric theatres in Australia. It was part of the short lived Picture Palace movie theatre phenomenon.
Posted by: Andrew Hammonds
Friday 27 April, 2012
One of our course pariticipants chose to use the “Placecheck” process to undertake an audit of the Paddington 'high street' - Given Terrace and Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Qld.
The Paddington retail strip that extends from Suncorp Stadium in the east through to Collingwood Street in the west epitomises inner suburban Brisbane. This place has very strong links with the past through many of the older “timber and tin” shops (some of which are houses that have been converted to shops), many of which date back to the early 1900’s, plus a spattering of new buildings that have been developed
over time, predominantly since the 1970’s.
The area comprises an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, boutique fashion stores, galleries and in more recent times, a number of chain retail and fast food outlets. Given Terrace/Latrobe Terrace is a main road into the city and has regular bus services. As such, it has a high pedestrian flow which adds to the vibrant flavour that is created by the retail element. It is a well known restaurant precinct and attract visitors from throughout Brisbane to experience some of it’s restaurants and bars. It also has a strong entertainment element that has been underpinned for many years by the landmark Paddington Tavern.