As businesses open their doors for the new year, university students return, and the local kids head back to school, we can't help but notice a few changes around Glenferrie.
One of Glenferrie's two major supermarkets, Coles (689-699 Glenferrie Road), closed for renovations on Sunday 19 January. While Coles say the store will undergo a significant transformation with a big impact on the shopping strip over the next few months, they are unable to confirm any details at this time.
Urban Man has relocated from its home of nine years underneath the railway bridge. The iconic barbershop now resides in the Railway Arcade next to Alley Tunes, at 9/660A Glenferrie Road. The new shopfront boasts a huge front window and spacious interior. You can read our Trader Profile of Urban Man here.
Former community favourite Hawthorn Common has been replaced by cafe and restaurant Daniel Son at 302 Burwood Road. They will bring the menu from their existing location in Murrumbeena to the expansive upstairs restaurant space and street-level alcove on Burwood Road, where they now sell express take-away coffee.
Meanwhile, Hanoi Old Quarter is now hot pot restaurant Fat Buffalo, having undergone a complete re-brand and renovation under the same management at 658 Glenferrie Road.
The highly-anticipated American Tex-Mex restaurant Taco Bell opened at 650-652 Glenferrie Road in December and has been incredibly busy as curious locals flock to try their famous take-away tacos and beef burritos.
The dust is stirring in the former Bladeworx shopfront at 728 Glenferrie Road as construction crews commence the fit-out of a brand new fresh produce store. Property manager GormanKelly have confirmed that 'village grocer' Leaf will be opening this year, bring- ing a range of locally-sourced seasonal produce and speciality items to Glenferrie. Founded in 2007, Glenferrie will be home to Leaf's second location, with the first in Elwood. Members of our local community have often commented that this is the one thing lacking in Glenferrie, so we expect it will be a welcome addition to our local shopping centre.