The Woolloongabba Antique Centre is moving to a new location and getting a new name.
After seven and a half years on Wellington Road, the Woolloongabba Antique Centre is moving on.
It’s not closing down — it’s moving to 545 Old Cleveland Road in Camp Hill, the site of the old Planet Theatre. The venue’s 1950s aesthetic seems to be a perfect fit for the Antique Centre.
Of course, it’s not exactly the ‘Woolloongabba Antique Centre’ if it’s in Camp Hill, so the centre will be rebranded as the Camp Hill Antique Centre.
“We are sad to leave our beloved site in Woolloongabba,” co-owners Sarah Jane Walsh and Paul Butler said in a statement, “however development pressures have come to bear. As many can see, Woollongabba is a hotbed of high rise development, and indeed our present site has had a large scale development for hundreds of apartments and a 20-story tower approved. It’s time to move on before the inevitable hammer falls.
“Our new ‘Cinema Style’ building provides almost identical internal space for all vendors to set up in and our cafe will be upgraded to a full service restaurant with a larger seating capacity, including footpath dining. We will provide on-site car parking and loading facilities.
“Fully ducted air conditioning will be installed, as will modern fire detection and security systems. The period décor of the interior includes original features such as a stunning 40 metre full-length ornate plaster ceiling overhead, plus plenty of natural light.”
The pair say that refurbishments have begun on the Camp Hill site, although they aren’t able to provide a timetable for the relocation at this stage.
“By purchasing the new site we have secured the long-term future of trading,” they said, “and continue to bring Brisbane one of its most unique and beloved shopping destinations.”