Bottega Tasca: Carlton’s go-to fine wine boutique

June 26th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

Family-run fine wine and spirits boutique, Bottega Tasca, has been a cornerstone of the Carlton community for the past 15 years, known for their thoughtfully curated collection of wines sourced from both local and global producers.


Empty shopfronts “stabilise” in Carlton after suburb hit hard in lockdowns

June 26th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Shopfront vacancy rates have increased slightly over the past year in Carlton, new data from the City of Melbourne shows, but significant ground has been made since lockdowns ended.

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A taste of America comes to East Melbourne

June 26th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Looking for a unique dining experience with all the flavours of classic American cuisine?

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Poppyshop: Childhood memories across generations in Carlton

May 28th, 2024 - Ruixue Su

Poppyshop, a toy store on Lygon St, will celebrate its 60th birthday next year.

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The Carlton Directory: a guide to everything postcode 3053

May 28th, 2024 - Jack Hayes

In partnership with local business association, Carlton Inc., Hyperlocal News (publisher of Inner City News) would like to introduce you to The Carlton Directory, a guide to, and celebration of, businesses throughout Carlton.

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The “Swoppy”: Carlton’s “one-stop music shop”

May 1st, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

Nestled on Elgin St across two stores, Music Swop Shop has been the go-to spot for music-lovers for more than four decades.

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Carlton welcomes Gertrude Grocer

March 27th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

The latest addition to the neighborhood is Gertrude Grocer, operated by a dedicated team offering locally sourced, high-quality goods to the Carlton community.

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End of an era for Carlton’s much-loved La Porchetta

March 13th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

After nearly four decades of serving up classic Italian cuisine, the original La Porchetta in Carlton North has closed its doors for good, prompting tributes to pour in from customers who shared special memories.

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Neighbourhood pasta bar spreading the southern Italian love

February 28th, 2024 - Georgie Atkins

Dive into the world of Super Norma; the Italian pasta bar that’s shaking things up on the Rathdowne St strip with southern Italian-inspired dishes served in takeaway noodle boxes.

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Carlton shisha bar seeks late-night liquor licence amid community concern

February 28th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

The owners of the Balcony Shisha Bar in Carlton have expressed their commitment to working with the community as they apply to extend their service of alcohol until 3am.

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