DINING PRECINCT TO OPEN

A new six-million-dollar development in the Auckland suburb of Morningside is set to open later this month. The precinct, which already houses Crave Café and Miann, will soon house a function venue called Greenhouse as well as office spaces and a bridal showroom.

“What we have done is brought four buildings that were previously light industrial sewing factories, surrounded by quite a bit of open space which was previously carparking, and built up a building and filled it with food and beverage operators,” Morningside precinct designer and developer Nat Cheshire said. “It’s a bit like what we’ve been doing in City Works Depot, Britomart or Catalina Bay – taking old buildings that were used for something completely different and curating a little mix of people all doing different things but work well together.”

Hospitality outlets will include a new fried chicken joint called Electric Chicken, Bo’s Dumplings and a cidery named Morningcider.

“It’s about using food and beverage to create a hub for community building.”

The development will officially open on November 19.