The time has come, after months of driving around a building site, the new Metro at Marrickville is finally opening this week! From June 10th, Marrickville’s much loved shopping centre, Marrickville Metro will open its new development right across the road on Smidmore Street.
Featuring an array of unbelievably delicious locally-owned restaurants there is also a new gym and several national stores and bringing it all together incredible giant-scale artworks.
The Inner West has cemented itself as one of Sydney’s best foodie pockets and known for its diverse and innovative approach to hospitality and a spirited art and culture scene.
Once you head inside, you will find market-style fresh food, delicious ethnic cuisines, and open-air dining options delivered by a mix of incredible independent and locally-owned restaurants, cafes, and provedores – all the vibrancy of Marrickville, all found within one central hub!
Some of the exciting new retailers set to hit Smidmore Street are:
- Rice Pantry – Opening their second venue in the Inner-West, however, this menu will be new and feature a modern Asian twist.
- Hypmotive – Experts at sourcing gifts, art, items and fashion pieces all created by local brands, you will find themselves lost in a sea of hidden treasures.
- Panetta Mercato – a family-owned store that sources an extensive range of high-quality food products such as fresh fruit and vegetables, cold meats, deli foods and specialty grocery. Panetta Mercato a favourite of Marrickville Metro and will move to a larger site across the road on Smidmore Street.
- Grumpy Italian – you can not go wrong with carb-filled deliciousness served with a side of Italian attitude.
Marrickville Metro will be an even better place for all your weekly shop with a new Coles supermarket added to the mix. Alongside this are more lifestyle, fitness and beauty businesses and a BODFIT Marrickville Platinum gym.
For the launch, the centre has partnered with the Inner West Council to deliver an exciting ongoing art arrangement that features an array of renowned Australian artists who have come together to support the centre through their artistic expression. Giant scale artworks bringing life to the exterior facade and hidden pockets of art throughout the new site.
Installed last year, Georgia Hill’s piece, ‘You’re Here, I’m Here Too’ (at the top of the page) is the artistic interpretation of caring sentiment that we share and build a positive environment together, as a community. Georgia lives and works in Marrickville and her vintage lettering is inspired by the signage found around the local area.
Fintan Magee is a familiar face in the Sydney and internal art scene. He’s piece titled “Workspace” was completed in April and honours local female artists working prolifically within industrial warehouse spaces in Marrickville. Fintan is known for his enormous street art commissions referencing community and social issues.
Artist Richard Briggs has spent the last month listening to members of the community about what living in the Inner West means to them. Over launch weekend, customers might catch him as he applies his unique sketching style to transform a wall in the existing centre, into a vibrant and engaging art piece.
Marrickville Metro’s new site on Smidmore Street will open on Thursday 10 June with a host of exciting activities including retailer sampling, creative workshops and activities for the kids. For a full list of activity please visit the official site.
Thanks to Marrickville Metro for the sneak peek. Have you been yet? What do you think of the new development?