Authentic & Modern Italian Dishes Coming To The Racecourse Village

The Racecourse Village in Ascot is set to open this month and it brings with it not only sustainable energy but a wide range of retail outlets and a foodie precinct for the local community.

Delicious and authentic Italian food is coming to the development in the form of Vitos Cucina & Bar. Open for breakfast and lunch as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday, it will bring to you all your Italian favourites.

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The restaurant is owned by Vito Mandarano, who also owns Vitos Espresso Bar in Everton Park.

Vitos aims to provide the community with modern authentic Italian dishes with a twist. They will be serving eight varieties of bruschetta as well as seafood platters, pastas, and many more.

The restaurant will have indoor and outdoor seating. Their interior combines the colours gray, black, greens, and wooden texture for that classy and modern feel. An airy atmosphere will be provided by the huge windows letting in natural lighting during daytime.

Photo credit: Vitos Cucina & Bar / Facebook

The restaurant will open on 31 July 2018.

Read: Racecourse Village In Ascot Almost Ready To Opens Its Doors

Racecourse Village In Ascot Almost Ready To Open Its Doors

The solar-powered Racecourse Village in Ascot is almost finished. Scheduled to open this month, the project is part of the new $1.2 billion master-planned Eagle Farm Racecourse redevelopment.

Heritage Controversy

Earlier this month, the masterplan has gotten into a controversy when the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) applied to delist sections of the Eagle Farm Racecourse site from the Queensland Heritage Register. It asked to delist four lots starting behind the Gallopers Sports Club down to the front of Nudgee Rd.

However, Elizabeth Handley, the president of the Brisbane Residents United, said that such proposal shows the development is gradually eating away the heritage of the racecourse.

All’s Well

Nevertheless, the delistment pushed through with the BRC not receiving objections during the feedback period in March of this year.

In light of this, the architectural design of the development paid tribute to the fabric and history of the Eagle Farm Racecourse by adapting some of its elements. They used materials such as exposed brick, terra cotta, timber, and wrought iron, that represented the site’s heritage and its historical significance.

What To Expect

The Village will offer 5,000 sq m of retail establishments. One of them is a Woolworths Supermarket, the first full-line supermarket in the catchment.

Aside from that, there will be plenty of food establishments coming. An Asian-fusion eatery called Koodle will be serving delicious Asian cuisine, whilst there will also be sushi for your Japanese food cravings, courtesy of Sushi Kura.

Fancy a burger? Da’Burger will give you tender and juicy patties wrapped in soft buns. For your pasta cravings, Vitos Cucina & Bar will be the perfect stop for you.

For your bread and pastry needs, Ascot Bakehouse will also open at the Racecourse Village.

Other establishments include Le Tooth Dentist, Epic Hair Designs, and La Diva Nails & Beauty.

Ascot House Construction on Track for Completion by Mid-2018

Mirvac, the real estate group behind Ascot House, announced that the construction of Ascot Green’s pioneer residential tower is on track for completion by mid-2018. Various fixtures in both interiors and exteriors had been successfully in place.

The firm had just finished the rooftop slab and had been in the process of installing high level services, which includes fire protection, hydraulics/plumbing, and electrical. The ceilings and partitions on Level 4 had commenced. Cladding has started on Level 3, including columns which extend down to the ground floor.

Meanwhile, laying of asphalt to the internal road had been completed in the first weeks of October. The roadway that would link Lancaster Road with Nudgee Road is supposed open by the time that Ascot House opens. The widening of Nudgee Road is expected to be finished before Christmas.

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The $950-million worth Ascot House will be the first Ascot Green project that will benefit from Mirvac’s pioneering sustainability initiative developed under Hatch. Solar panels and batteries were installed on the rooftop of the residential building. With this, future residents would reduce their electricity bills by up to 70 per cent.

Hatch had been Mirvac’s award-winning internal innovation program, which uses customer insights to drive innovative ideas in the property space for development.

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Future residents of Ascot House will also enjoy the view of the Eagle Farm, along with the nearby parks and recreational places. The riverfront in Hamilton is just a short walk down the Racecourse Road. Clayfield and Hendra is also just within walking distance.

Completion of the Racecourse Village, a two-storey shopping centre just next to the Eagle Farm Racecourse, was also set to be completed by mid-2018, just in time for the first residents to be moving in to Ascot House. The complex would have Woolworths store and other eleven retail stores at ground level, including an open car park with 297 parking spaces.

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