Econo Lodge City Star Brisbane
650 Main Street
Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, QL 4169
Phone: (61) 7 33916222
Fax: (61) 7 38910720
Planning on auditioning for Cats, competing in a ballroom blitz, or standing on the sidelines cheering on the Brisbane Broncos? Glyder is Brisbane's dance clothing specialist, designing and manufacturing a wide range of Lycra products for dancers, sportswomen, cheerleaders and other active people. It also sells chlorine proof swimsuits made of Polytek and Chloraban and takes pride in designing costumes to suit your needs. For an example of its work, visit the imaginative Internet page.
This newly opened, two-story bicycle wonderland is conveniently located in Woolloongabba, with South Bank's extensive bike paths only a short pedal away. With leading bike names always in stock like Klein, Mongoose and Apollo, there is no shortage of choice. The hardware is accompanied by a full selection of all the appropriate accessories, including protective gear and clothing. Bike hire is available and comes with a useful map, helmet and drink bottle.
The Smith Brothers, now in this lovely old shop with lead light front windows, have served collectors who search for interesting pieces. A delightful timber ship with two red funnels sits in pride of place in the window to greet you. Old equipment rests nonchalantly among many innovative choices for collections of almost any type. They buy and sell, pick-up and deliver, and thoroughly enjoy old wares.
Absolutely Fabulous is a small second-hand shop, which offers a mix of treasures and junk. Some small antique pieces sit comfortably among retro chairs and bar stools. Oriental pictures, jewelery, lampshades and a wall of photo frames fill the shop where you will be sure to find an antique or a great buy! From quaint cutlery to beautifully carved troves, this place is where old is indeed gold!
Established around 1980, Folio has earned a reputation as one of Brisbane's top quality new and specialist bookshops. The range is extensive and primarily includes literature, art and design, and architecture but rest assured that no matter what the subject matter is, if you cannot immediately find what you want, they can order it for you. The regular author appearances, soothing atmosphere and friendly, efficient staff combine to make it an exquisite book-buying experience.
Flannerys Natural Grocers is an organic specialist store committed to providing natural products. These products include organic fruit, vegetables, meat and poultry, and also vitamins and supplements. There are products that are gluten and fat free, and vegan foods are also available. Flannerys Natural Grocers is dedicated to providing good value and are the market leaders in price. Naturopaths are available to offer advice on food products and purchases to suit your lifestyle.
Over 35 years, Queensland Aboriginal Creations has forged an international reputation as one of Australia's premier providers of authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artifacts.Using both traditional and contemporary designs and styles, the collection features work from Queensland communities and include fine art on canvas, bark and paper, hand-painted fabrics and clothing, jewelery, ceramics and sculpture, artifacts and souvenirs. The in-house gallery aims to actively promote, encourage and maintain the traditional skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, in addition to exposing their work to a growing world market. Exhibits change every two months.
To the uninitiated artist, Eckersley's is a glorious treasure trove of paints, pencils and paper of every color under the sun. It is easy to be swept into this long, narrow shop, on a voyage of discovery within its well-ordered aisles. There are many art reference books for sale, along with materials: easels; sketchpads; brushes; clay; spray on adhesive and varnishes; framing materials; folio cases; sponges; matt cutters; oil and water colors, and pastels. There is also an exquisite collection of Japanese papers that looks too beautiful to be used for anything except hanging on the wall.
When you think of sunny, even tropical Queensland, skiing is perhaps not the first activity that comes to mind! However, with the Southern Alps and New Zealand only a short air flight away, the demand for equipment and provisions prior to departure is still high. Snow Biz's large and comprehensive city center store covers all your skiing needs, whether it be on or off-piste, with hire equipment available and its own travel outlet to take care of the booking. To know more about the products on offer and other details, do see the website.
If four-wheels are your choice, but without the complexities of the smelly engine, then Skatebiz is the shop to visit. Wheels, boards and even the clientele come in all shapes and sizes in this lively, bustling shop in the central city. In a dramatic return to the 1970s, scooters are back in style, but the 21st century versions are leaner and meaner and available for hire here. A free recreational skate takes place with Skatebiz each week and all are welcome.
Centrally located, Mountain Designs sells top quality clothing and accessories for those planning to head for the piste, hills or mountains. The staff is enthusiastic and keen to give you expert advice and guidance when looking for a product, rather than just a hard sell. With Australia's diverse conditions and terrain, the wide range of clothing (especially fleeces) footwear and equipment will help you cover all your options before heading off into the great outdoors. Do see the website for more information.
Great Aussie Sweet Company has a truly delectable range of confectionery to tantalize the taste buds and titillate the tongue. Just the lolly-like smell that wafts onto the street is enough to start daydreams of chocolates and sweets. Bulk confectionery doesn't cost much for 100 grams and there is a fantastic range of lollies to choose from; try resisting these: honeycomb chunks, peanut brittle, fizzy gumballs, gobstoppers, sherbet bombs, gourmet jelly beans, liquorice, jaffas, choco-almonds, malt balls, and cobbers. Those with a sweet tooth beware, it is not easy just to browse in here!