Peel Street is a hip and happening hub of excitement in Adelaide’s laneways and has been for some time now… that’s no secret.
Thanks to the new ‘Long Weekends on Peel Street’, a joint initiative from Adelaide City Council and Renewal SA, there will be so much more!
The program sees a weekend trial closure over 3 months until the end of January 2017 from 10am each Thursday until 6am Monday. The closure is in response to feedback from local businesses, and a previous trials that allowed traders to expand their businesses through outdoor dining.
So, what else does the street closure bring? You’ll be able to wander the streets soaking in the fabulous summer atmosphere for weeks to come… someone just needs to mention this to the weather Gods apparently. So far we’ve seen live music, street art, mini markets and a delicious Pig on a Spit barbeque.
This weekend we’re getting live music from local artists and the soft opening of the highly anticipated early breakfast and late night dessert bar 2nd & 6th. Dancing and drooling already. What a beautiful sight we are.
We’ll also leave it to Joe Man Murphy on Friday evening. For the last four years Joe has been touring Australia with well-loved Adelaide band, The Timbers. But we’ve got him back to play his unique guitar style; fingerpicking, tapping stomping beat and all.
And lastly we’ll be bopping along to the 2016 Vander and Young Songwriting competition finalist, Peter White. Usually he can be found knocking about fronting the local Adelaide Indie Rock Band Lost Woods, but on Saturday evening he’ll be on Peel.
But of course, we couldn’t forget the incoming of 2nd & 6th. Named after the second and sixth of the Seven Deadly Sins (greed and gluttony, which are the best ones!) this new foodie hotspot is already saying all the right words. They’re also saying words like ‘Lobster Brunch Roll’ *makes Homer Simpson drool noise.*
Chef Rocco Tedesco will be at the kitchen helm of the sleek 55 seat venue. He did his apprenticeship at the Hilton Adelaide and has spent the past decade working in restaurants across Australia and Europe, most recently in Italy. So you just know the French Italian style food sweets and brunches he’s set to serve up are going to be to die for.
The long term plan to enhance Peel Street will also mean improved lighting and street amenities to ensure it remains one of Adelaide’s hottest laneways and destinations.
The balmy weather is rolling in at longggg last and we will be damned sure to make the most of it on Peel Street this summer.