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A New Look for a Traditional Favourite

A New Look for a Traditional Favourite

Mercure Albury The former Hotel on Olive has taken on a name-change and refresh but the new Mercure Albury has retained many of the main features, including its popular restaurant, which have led to its enduring appeal. Approximately $800-thousand has been spent on refurbishments, including rendering of the building’s exterior,… Read more »

Previous Winner ‘Pays it Forward’

Previous Winner ‘Pays it Forward’

After entering and winning various categories of the Albury Wodonga Business Awards in previous years, Johnsons MME is ‘paying it forward’ by coming on board as the naming rights sponsor for this year’s event. Director Paul Goonan says supporting events that recognise business is crucial. “It’s important to ensure these… Read more »

Visitors Soak Up More than Just Movies at Heritage Listed Cinema

Visitors Soak Up More than Just Movies at Heritage Listed Cinema

The Regent Cinemas Locals sometimes take for granted the grandeur and history of our Regent Cinemas complex, but its charm and heritage is often an attraction in its own right for visitors. Kelly Davis, Sales Manager of Regent Cinemas Albury Wodonga says tourists often call into Regent Cinemas to see… Read more »

Albury Laneways Unplugged

Albury Laneways Unplugged

Businesses in Albury’s iconic AMP and Volt laneways are combining for a series of special themed, interactive and enticing events, starting this Saturday 4 May. Known as Laneways Unplugged, their first event is timed to coincide with the opening of Mantra and as a prelude to Mother’s Day, with outlets… Read more »

Craft Beers Brewed On Site at Albury Brewhouse

Craft Beers Brewed On Site at Albury Brewhouse

Albury Brewhouse Visitors are spoilt for choice at the recently opened Albury Brewhouse, with not only an impressive range of craft beers on tap and bottled, but also craft beers brewed on site. After growing up on the family winery and vineyard, head brewer Banjo Hillier turned his talents to… Read more »

Unique Pieces Worth Discovering at Hidden Boutique

Unique Pieces Worth Discovering at Hidden Boutique

Chic to Chic With most fashion boutiques dotted around Albury’s traditional shopping strips, Chic to Chic boutique fashion has bucked the trend, finding a classy home in Albury’s southern CBD fringe in Townsend Street. For Simone Eldridge, her beautiful boutique evolved as a side-line to her main work as a… Read more »

A Cafe where ‘Chit Chat’ is Part of the Charm

A Cafe where ‘Chit Chat’ is Part of the Charm

Guru’s Star Cafe After spending several years in Sydney, Indian born qualified chef Guru Ghuman relocated to Albury in 2013 quite by accident. “I came here to help a guy who used to work for me as a kitchen-hand in Melbourne, who thought he’d open a shop,” Guru said. “I… Read more »

A Fresh Generation in Food Offerings..

A Fresh Generation in Food Offerings..

Fresh traditions are being built by the owners of popular eatery Greenstreat in Albury’s City Walk Arcade. The seeds of Jesse and Jackson McGrath’s food business were sown many years ago in the factory of the family business, McGrath Fine Foods, owned by their parents Chew and Jan McGrath. We… Read more »

Two Fingers is Albury’s bar of yesteryear

A contemporary take on the bars of yesteryear. The comforts of leather and the crackle of an open fire, the warmth of oak lined walls and carpets…and the smell of aged barrels. It’s like stepping back into another era – where people sat and enjoyed their drop of good liquor… Read more »

Sophisticated range at Splendid Books

A sophisticated range of books. With the world becoming more and more a digital world, it is nice to know that there are still incredible bookshops out there…none more so than Splendid Books, Volt Lane. Opened and watched over by writer and avid reader, Jason, Splendid Books is an independent… Read more »

Fashion heaven is found at Spice Clothing

Retail heaven! No one likes women’s changerooms right? They are cramped and dark – or worse seriously bright! Not so at Spice Clothing. The beautiful Spice team, led by Dora welcome you from the moment you walk in the door…not in that annoying way, but in a friendly and helpful… Read more »

Early morning coffee anyone? Let’s go to Piccolo Pod

Early morning coffee anyone? It’s not often you get greeted by a white picket fence, crushed gravel yard and a small vegie garden in a laneway in the midst of the city…Piccolo Pod welcomes you in just that manner. Tucked behind offices, retail shops and licenced premises, the Piccolo Pod… Read more »