Merivale is heading south to Melbourne and has announced the purchase of landmark property, Tomasetti House, 277 Flinders Lane. The landmark acquisition in Melbourne’s CBD is Merivale’s first venue in Melbourne, the first outside New South Wales, and only the second outside Sydney.
Merivale will receive keys to the magnificent laneway freehold building later this year. Further details on plans will be announced in due course.
Justin Hemmes, CEO of Merivale, said: “Melbourne is a very special city, with a unique energy and an inimitable soul. Its local hospitality industry is one of the best in the world; brimming with creative culinary talent and supported by a passionate community of diners. We are honoured to open our first venue in Melbourne, and cannot wait to work alongside so many local industry greats”.
“Melbourne’s CBD has suffered terribly from the hardships of the past year. We are committed to doing everything we can to help reinvigorate the city and support it in its road to recovery”.
He continues, “I have spent years travelling and being inspired by places from all corners of the globe, but the last twelve months has certainly reinforced that there is simply no place like home. I am energised by Australia’s collective appreciation for our own backyard and am extremely passionate about continuing to invest in an industry that defines so much of our vibrant culture”.