Twin openings of new business Sofia Nails and the internal mall known as Tulmur Walk marked the first milestone for 2023 in the Nicholas Street Precinct redevelopment.
The opening of Tulmur Walk will provide an internal link between Nicholas Street Precinct and the Ipswich Train Station, with Sofia Nails the first tenant to open for trade inside.
Ipswich Central Redevelopment Committee Chairperson Councillor Marnie Doyle said the openings showed council’s commitment to revitalising the area.
“Council is delivering on our promise to revitalise Ipswich Central with the inclusion of many new businesses and facilities in the precinct, with more exciting new businesses set to open later this year,” Cr Doyle said.
“Sofia Nails is the first new business to open this year, and we expect to welcome others very soon to Tulmur Walk, in the Nicholas Street Precinct.
“Construction is also progressing well for Sushi Hyo, which is expected to open its doors to customers in the weeks ahead, joining Zambrero, That Dumpling Place, Stellarossa and Gelatissimo in a growing range of dining options available.
“The Nicholas Street Precinct will once again be a hub for great food, shopping and outstanding services.”
Tulmur Walk and Sofia Nails opened Thursday 12 January 2023.
Sofia Nails will be open daily with a grand opening discount of 10 per cent and gifts for every booking made until 1 February.
Sofia Nails owner and manager Sofia Phan said they were excited to be the first business to open in the new section of the mall.
“We are very happy to be opening in the Nicholas Street Precinct and we look forward to offering our signature manicure and pedicure services,” Ms Phan said.
The Nicholas Street Precinct redevelopment is a once-in-a-generation project which has included the opening of Tulmur Place civic plaza in November 2020, a new Ipswich Central Library in December 2020 as well as the delivery of a new council administration building and Australia’s first stand-alone dedicated children’s library in June 2021.
It also includes the restoration of The Commonwealth Hotel (formerly known as Murphy’s Hotel) and delivery of a new dining hub and retail spaces.
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This month will also mark the restart of the popular Tunes in Tulmur on Friday 27 January.
The event sees Tulmur Place lit up in a neon and glow theme with live music, roving performers, food trucks and a licenced bar.