Edward Street, Brisbane

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Central Station – at the Edward Street and Ann Street intersection
Queen Street Mall at the Edward Street and Queen Street intersection
Map of Brisbane CBD.

Edward Street is a busy thoroughfare in the Brisbane central business district, Queensland, Australia. It is a one-way street located between Albert Street and Creek Street, and runs from Upper Edward Street to Alice Street.[1]

A number of prominent Brisbane landmarks are situated on Edward Street. The Central Station, the Queen Street Mall, the Metro Arts Theatre and the City Botanic Gardens can be accessed from Edward Street.

A number of Brisbane CBD shopping centres have entrances from Edward Street. These include QueensPlaza, Wintergarden, MacArthur Central, ANZAC Square Arcade and Rowes Arcade.

Heritage listings[edit]

The People's Palace
Pioneer House, 2015
Invicta House, 2015
Embassy Hotel, 2015

There are a number of heritage-listed sites in Edward Street, including:

The Shingle Inn at 254 Edward Street was a listed heritage café. When the building was demolished in 2002 to make way for the QueensPlaza shopping mall, the café's fittings were removed and stored.[23] In 2013, the café was re-established using the original fittings within Brisbane City Hall.[24]

Luxury shopping[edit]

Edward Street is the central avenue in Brisbane's upmarket shopping district. Many national and international fashion, jewellery and homewares stores have boutiques on Edward Street.

History of Edward Street shopping[edit]

Chanel Store at Queens Plaza
Ralph Lauren Store, Edward Street, Brisbane City
Oroton's Brisbane Flagship

Edward Street is home to Brisbane's luxury fashion and jewellery brands, with many shopping centres having high-end precincts that front onto Edward St, as well as stand-alone stores. QueensPlaza's Edward Street frontage has the likes of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., Paspaley and Burberry. MacArthur Central has Ralph Lauren, Oroton, Rhodes & Beckett and Tag Heuer. Other brands have boutiques located further down towards the Botanic Gardens.

In April 2011, it was announced that the former Dymocks store in the heritage listed MacArthur Chambers would be redeveloped into an Apple Store. The proposal was approved by the Brisbane City Council in May 2011, with the store opening in January 2014.[25]

The stretch between Queen Street and Elizabeth Street holds other well known luxury brands, with super-luxury Australian jeweller Canturi having his only Brisbane salon in the Tattersalls Arcade, opposite French leather making Longchamp. Danish homewares specialist Georg Jensen have a boutique in between Longchamp and Italian high-fashion brand Gucci. Also in this stretch are Australian businesswear specialist Rhodes & Beckett, Ralph Lauren and Australian luxury handbag maker Oroton, which re-opened their flagship Brisbane store in late 2012.

The corner of Edward Street and Elizabeth Street is particularly prestigious. Hermes operate a two-storey flagship on the corner of Edward St and Elizabeth St, diagonally opposite Hugo Boss, which has a two-level flagship BOSS store at this intersection. Tag Heuer also operate a store on that corner, while Cartier has announced plans to open its largest Australian store on the remaining corner spot, taking two levels of a heritage building.

In late July 2012 Mont Blanc opened their new boutique next to Hermes, after closing their Queens Plaza store. In December 2012, Singapore-based luxury timepiece retailer The Hour Glass opened their fourth Australian store on Edward Street, next to Mont Blanc. In April 2013 Ermenegildo Zegna opened a two-storey boutique on the street, followed a few months later by Max Mara next door. Other stores in the vicinity include Italian menswear specialist Canali, Brisbane-based menswear department store Mitchell Ogilvie, and Australian menswear specialist Anthony Squires. Israeli comfort footwear maker Beautifeel also operate a store on Edward Street.

Major intersections[edit]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Edward Street – Google Maps
  2. ^ "Old Mineral House (entry 600092)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Naval Offices (former), Brisbane (entry 600101)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Smellie's Building (entry 600097)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Port Office (entry 600088)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Port Office Hotel (entry 600098)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "South East Queensland Water Board Building (entry 600099)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Spencers Building (entry 600100)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "93–103 Edward Street (entry 600102)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Henry Box & Son – Coachbuilders Building (former)". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "109 Edward Street (entry 600090)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Victory Hotel". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "The Exchange Hotel". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Catholic Centre (entry 600091)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Pioneer House". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Invicta House". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Embassy Hotel". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Tattersalls Club (entry 600093)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "Rowes Building (entry 600095)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Rothwells Building (entry 600094)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  21. ^ "People's Palace (entry 600096)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "City Electric & Light (CEL) Company Manhole Cover". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Shingle Inn". Brisbane Heritage Register. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "Shingle Inn City Hall Opens in Brisbane". Shingle Inn. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  25. ^ Apple takes large bite in Brisbane

External links[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Edward Street, Brisbane at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 27°28′07.39″S 153°01′38.30″E / 27.4687194°S 153.0273056°E / -27.4687194; 153.0273056