Econo Lodge Parkville Place
124 Brunswick Road
Brunswick, VI 3056
Phone: (61) 3 93878477
Fax: (61) 3 93878556
With 379 outlets, Liquorland is proud to proclaim themselves as Australia's premium liquor retailer. Their stores accommodate the connoisseur and the novice purchaser with Tastemaster notes for matching wines to food, a wine club, and user-friendly store layout. As part as the Australia-wide Coles Myer Group, customers can also take advantage of the Fly Buy loyalty program (you will usually find a Liquorland attached to the local Coles Supermarket). The Liquorland banner also incorporates Vintage Cellars stores and the discount brand, Quaffers.
Episode is a cavernous warehouse style store offering what must be the city's largest range of inexpensive second-hand clothes. Whether you are dressing up for a retro party, throwing together a funky alternative event or just want a good deal of some no-nonsense essentials, this store is worth a stop. Office wear, children and teenagers wear are also available.
Set in an historic manufacturing site, Northcote Pottery offers an extensive range of terracotta and pottery products. Visit the huge retail seconds yard for bargains. You will find wall pots, garden ornaments, rustic urns and planter boxes. In the potters' gallery, set in a converted 100-year-old wood-fired kiln, you will see the finest work of Victorian potters. If you feel inspired, Northcote Pottery also sells everything for the beginner or professional potter, from materials and equipment rental to workshops and a firing service.
Arabic and Turkish cuisine may be best known for kebabs, dips and other savory dishes, but Middle Eastern countries also offer fabulous desserts, as Constantinople Cake Shop would like to point out. There is a range of imported lollies, pastries and cakes on offer here. Coffee is also served. As you would expect from a store largely patronized by the local Middle Eastern community, all food is prepared in line with halal standards.
If your wardrobe is in need of a total revamp, Sir Menswear will cater to your requirements. From casual to office wear, the store sports a range of colorful sporting wear for the weekend including bright singlets. Baggy hip-hop style clothing like jeans and basketball tops, shirts and suits for the office, are all available at the store at reasonable prices. Call ahead for more details.
Specializing in second-hand books and sheet music, Well Read Books and Music has a range of goods from novels to cookbooks, non-fiction titles, children books, arias, pop sheet music and film scores. The shop itself has a dusty old treasure trove atmosphere, you never know what you might find if you poke about in there long enough. It is also close to several other bookshops, including Barricade Book and Info Store and Greek Book Imports.
La Manna Fresh is a vast, supermarket style store that offers aisles of nothing but fruit, vegetables, herbs, roots and the like. Apples of every kind and color, pineapples, bananas, radishes, kiwi fruits, nectarines, the list is endless! Being located in an immigrant neighborhood, and a diverse one at that, there are all kinds of interesting fruits and herbs from all over the world. Your fruit salad has never looked so adventurous! There is also a modest range of cut flowers on sale.
Although Natural Tucker breads are now available in health food stores across Melbourne, paying a visit to this small, rustic bakery and buying the loaves fresh from the oven is a real treat. Only freshly stone-ground organic and bio-dynamic flour is used and all breads are leavened with genuine sourdough and baked in a wood-fried oven. No yeast, animal products (including eggs and dairy), cane sugar or additives are used. Check the site for details on the shop and cafe timings.
The Little Bookroom is a specialist children's bookshop that stocks everything from childhood classics to the latest releases. From babies to young adults, fiction and non-fiction, you can start your child off on the fabulous journey of book reading. There is a section full of picture books for first-time book owners. Progress to first readers and then novels. You will find familiar favorites like "Where the Wild Things Are", "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", "Maisie" and "Noddy", along with related merchandise such as soft toys. A great place to browse for gifts.
This shop, 1001 Things for Baby was set up with a view to providing a place to buy and sell on consignment clean and current cast-off baby clothes. They also have second-hand equipment such as playpens, prams, back packs, and car restraints. In addition, parents will find a range of new clothing, accessories and toys. There is also an equipment hire facility with a delivery service available. All with a view to making things a little easier on the hip pocket for parents, as well as not letting perfectly good clothing go to waste.
One thing Italians know how to do very well, is cook. Mediterranean Wholesalers' food emporium's supermarket section has the staples; tinned vegetables, pasta, arborio rice, and olive oil by the gallon. You will also find delicious relishes and pickles like sun-dried tomatoes with chilli, wild marjoram, basil and garlic. The bakery has fresh Italian breads, including focaccia, Pastadura and Ciabatta, as well as sweet biscuits, such as Cannoli with ricotta filling. If that is not enough, stop by the deli and cheese sections for fresh produce. The liquor section stocks local, as well as Italian wines and spirits.
Enter the jeans paradise and find that perfect fit. Dejour Jeans offers all type of designer jeans that can be tailored to suit your body type. Variations include high, mid and low waist jeans with a number of colors to choose from. Let the expert designers and attendants of the shop guide you to the denims that suit you the best and get the designer boutique treatment for a very reasonable price.