Known as The Corner the new Charlestown precinct is the result of a $10 million investment from owners The GPT Group and will be bringing together independent
Newcastle food producers and boutique brands with the artists and musicians who are shaping the creative and cultural landscape of our city.
The Corner will feature destination eateries, a revolving roster of local talent and an indoor–outdoor alfresco feel with all-day dining, casual communal
eats, sunny sociable atmosphere and food that's big on flavour and low on fuss.
Officially due to open on Thursday 5 December, The Corner will showcase contemporary Asian eatery Bao Brothers, Newcastle burgers-and-chicken anarchists
Rascal debuting their second venue, Italian gelato experts Popolo Artisan Gelato opening their first Popolo Dessert Bar, new artisanal cafe Hunter
Espresso and 4 Pines Brewing Company.
The Corner will also see the Hunter's first traditional Chinese trolley service brought to you by Lee’s Yum Cha, due to open in February.
Mardi Ashkine, Precinct Manager of The Corner, said:
“Our vision for The Corner is of a day-to-night hub with great local food, music and art. Most of the foodies and brands we’re working with are independent
ventures with Newcastle roots.”
“With the name, we wanted to suggest an urban hangout where everyone can be themselves, where individuality and authenticity are celebrated. We’re
supporting the city’s creatives and making a space for events and community.”
The Corner’s launch will kick off with four days of live music and entertainment, from Thursday 5 December to Sunday 8 December, as an intro to an ongoing
cultural program. There’ll also be opening weekend pop ups: Streets of Napoli woodfired pizza by Napoli Centrale Pizza Bar and Doughheads doughnuts.
During The Corner’s first months, artists who’ll be creating and exhibiting in the precinct include Ellie Hannon, Bradley Eastman, Lucas Grogan and Brett
Piva. The musical roster will feature New Orleans-style jazz from the Rehab Brass Band; live funk on Fridays from a five-piece band led by musical
director Jacob Neale; and old-school funk, soul and reggae played from original vinyl 45 singles by resident DJs Dan Phelan and DJ Tone. On Saturdays,
Tim Rossington’s atmospheric percussion, guitar loops and vocals evoke chilled out coastal vibes; and, with his Sunday blues, guitar virtuoso Adam
Miller is playing sad music to make you feel good.