Huxtaburger for Footscray central?
That would certainly appear to be the case going by the planning permit notification taped to the window of one of ground floor shops in the new parking building opposite Little Saigon Market.
However, CTS is unsure if a franchise deal has been done, as the relevant page on the DC Strategy site seems indicate they’re still looking for suitable – and cashed up – partners.
If you have $400,000+ to invest – depending on “location, size and end fit out” – go here.
In Yarraville, there is finally some action going on with regards to 16 Anderson Street – the big and splendid premises formerly home to Jasmine Inn.
It’s been without life for a long time – aside from the likes of being used by a film crew a while back.
A spokesman for the agents, Fitzroys, tells CTS there have been more than 60 inquiries to date, with about half of those coming from the local community.
See the agents’ page for the property here.
Expressions of interest close on Friday, September 22.
Back in Footscray – and in the Nicholson Street mall, right next door to the Tasttslotto shop – Footcsray Corner is these days operating at what was previously another Vietnamese joint and before that a noddle-box outfit.
Footscray Corner boasts a simple menu of rather rustic dishes – it’s that kind of place; the menu is overwhelmingly in Vietnamese.
This “farm” chicken pho is a peak experience and magnificent for $14.
How good is it?
The plentiful chicken, quite finely chopped is notably more chunky, meaty and, well, real than usually found in chicken pho – and blessedly bone-free.
The yolks were a little gooey in the middle.
The broth was excellent.
And did I detct a whiff of lemongrass going on in there?
The accompanying herbiage included regular mint.
Also in Footscray, the big premises facing the carpark on the corner of Hopkins and Moore streets is to become a Vietnamese hot pot and BBQ establishment.
The place has seen a lot of turnover, the two most recent businesses in there being Rama’s and D’Asian.