Food Matters

A Brief History of King & Godfree

By King & Godfree Tuesday July 18, 2017 See More —
There are changes afoot at King & Godfree right now, but the building on the corner of Lygon and Faraday Streets in Carlton has never been a stranger to change. Built in 1870 by architect Leonard Terry (who also designed the Melbourne Club in Collins Street), the building began its life first as a grocery… Read more See More —
Redevelopment

Creative Office Space For Lease

By King & Godfree Friday April 14, 2017 See More —
Okay, it doesn’t look like much now. But in a few months, this is going to be a sunlight-filled office – and it’s available to lease. Imagine: after-work drinks on the roof, meetings catered by King & Godfree deli, cheeky gelato breaks downstairs. And can’t you see your fern enjoying all that natural light? The… Read more See More —
Redevelopment

Meet Isidoro, Plaster Maestro

By King & Godfree Thursday April 6, 2017 See More —
It’s a fact: Italians do it best. Which is why we’ve got the master Isidoro from Rome applying a traditional Italian “intonaco” finish to the walls upstairs. You can see him prepping the office walls (above photo) with a solid cement render. When that dries, he’ll apply a smooth plaster finish by hand. The result… Read more See More —
Redevelopment

Arrivederci, Sirena (for now)

By King & Godfree Monday March 27, 2017 See More —
Ever looked up and noticed that old sign for Sirena Tonno (tuna) above King & Godfree? It’s been up for many decades, but from this Wednesday morning it will take visit a little vacation. It’s looking worse for wear, so we’re taking it down temporarily for restoration. It’ll be back on its perch overlooking Lygon… Read more See More —
Redevelopment

Demolition Time

By King & Godfree Friday March 24, 2017 See More —
The King & Godfree site is busy this month. We’re making room. Over the next few weeks, we’re knocking down some of the dividing walls on the ground floor, so we can really open up the space. Temporary bracing is supporting the heritage façade of the building, allowing for demolition of the roof, slabs and… Read more See More —
Food Matters

A Sweet Collaboration

By King & Godfree Monday March 20, 2017 See More —
Do you know what we get up to on Pidapipo’s roof? Here’s a clue: it involves a few thousand of our friends. That’s where local beekeeper Nic Dowse keeps some of his hives. (He and Pidapipo’s owner, Lisa Valmorbida, have a special agreement – he gets some of her homemade ricotta, she takes some honey.)… Read more See More —
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