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A Slice Of New York Is Coming To Auckland!

By Nina Franklin
23rd Aug 2017

A Slice Of New York Is Coming To Auckland

Get excited peeps because Auckland is getting a NYC style development right in the heart of downtown’s CBD!

This is going to be a game-changer!

Commercial Bay—which is a nod to the original name of Auckland’s downtown trade area in the 1840’s is going to be home to a hub of new super chić shopping and dining establishments.

We’re talkin’ international and local boutique retail stores, flagship stores and a mix of exciting new cafés, restaurants and bars set to take up residence in this whooping three level development. Start saving your pennies guys. This is going to be A-MAZ-ING!

Nestled in among this exciting new complex will be Saxon + Parole—an upmarket cocktail bar and “meat-centric” restaurant based in NYC, who’s sister bar will be replicated in Commercial Bay for a little taste of NY right in our own back yard!

It’s executive chef, Brad Farmerie has a strong connection to New Zealand, having previously worked under Kiwi Peter Gordon at London’s exclusive Sugar Club in the mid 90’s, then helping him to open The Providores in 2001.

And the best part about this brand new restaurant? Being able to sip a world class cocktail on the rooftop all while soaking in the stunning views of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Fab new date spot maybe?

Creating this exciting new development are New Zealand architects Warren & Mahoney and helping with the design are the team behind Saxon + Parole, AvroKO and local talent Paul Izzard putting together Harbour Eats— Commercial Bay’s centrepiece food hall.

Well, we don’t know about you guys but this news has got us getting all kinds of excited! This is going to be big and we cannot wait to check it out! Take all of our money already!

And bring on 2019!

Image Credit: Melissa Hom

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