RESIDENTS in Brisbane’s northwest rejoice. You’re about to get an exciting new foodie precinct when Park Lane opens later this year.

The laneway development is part of Everton Plaza in Everton Park, sitting just off the intersection of South Pine and Stafford roads, and will have offerings from big-name tenants Corbett & Claude, Comuna Cantina, Stellarossa and 5 Boroughs.

There’ll also be greengrocer and delicatessen Neighbourhood Market Co from long-time fruiterers the Michaelides family.

Property developers the Reds Group own the entire 2ha site and director Bronwyn Timms says it’s exciting to be creating a fabulous lifestyle destination for people on the northside.

“We knew this could really be the local village,” she says. “We all want to go to a centre where we can have a coffee, grab something to eat, see the doctor and get our groceries at the same time.”

Designers Marsden Collective have been charged with overhauling the site, incorporating the original red-bricked buildings, which date back to 1969, alongside modern design elements and plenty of greenery.

Restaurateur Tim Johnson, behind casual Italian eatery Corbett & Claude and Latin-inspired Comuna Cantina, will launch his first all-in-one venue at Park Lane, combining his two signature restaurants in the former Commonwealth Bank building, as well as adding a rooftop bar, his coffee haunt Mr Claude, a gnoccheria and a wine bar.

“It’s quite a large captive audience there with nowhere really to go, so if we can bring what we’re doing in the city out to Everton Park it will be really exciting to see what we can do,” Johnson says.

His two-storey venture will seat about 200 and operate daily from morning to night.

The precinct is under construction, and due to open in November.

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