Tuesday, 15 April 2014

EASTER SHOPPING IN COBURG

Coburg is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 km north of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Moreland, although a handful of properties on Coburg's eastern boundary are located in the City of Darebin. At the 2011 Census, Coburg had a population of 24,977.

Coburg's boundaries are Gaffney Street and Murray Road in the north, Elizabeth Street and Merri Creek in the east, Moreland Road in the South and Melville Road, Devon Avenue, Sussex Street and West Street in the west. Coburg is designated one of 26 Principal Activity Centres in the Melbourne 2030 Metropolitan Strategy.

The main commercial activity in Coburg is the precinct between Coburg railway station and Sydney Road. Coburg doesn't have an enclosed shopping mall, though it does have four shopping arcades on the west side of Sydney Road. Coburg's main commercial precinct comprises about 250 shops, a small indoor market, several supermarkets and discount stores arranged around large, ground level car parks.

In the 1990s the Victoria Street pedestrian mall was revamped with native trees and bluestone paving and has become an extremely popular place for locals to congregate and enjoy cheap coffee. While Coburg Shopping Centre is very busy during the day, its modest number of restaurants, cafes and bars means that it can be quiet in the evenings. The commercial strip of Sydney Road is continuous from Coburg's southern neighbour Brunswick, but it has a very different character, having so far remained ungentrified.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.










6 comments:

  1. I'm smiling, found Wiener Schnitzel There On your captures! Wish you a very nice and Happy Easter!

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  2. Yum! It all looks beautiful and delicious and I hope I get one of those chocolate bunnies for Easter.

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  3. Yummy photos for OWT ~ delightful Easter shopping ~ colors are magnificent ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. Wonderful colors. Looks like a great place to shop. :) Happy Easter!

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  5. Love the colors and sights. Would love to shop here too.

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  6. That shot of the colourful prickly pears is a winner for me Nick.

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