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Woolloongabba is just minutes away from the city. It is home to The Gabba, one of Brisbane's main sporting grounds.

Its retail strip along Logan Road is also popular with Brisbanites for Antiques.


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Stanley Street


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Mater Hospital (technically South Brisbane)


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Since the late 60's, he's good. A real old school Aussie/Italian gentleman. As well as the old Gabba pictures he's got lots of sports pictures on the wall, Broncos, Origin type stuff. Plenty of magazines if you have to wait a little while, he gets pretty busy some afternoons. He knows lots of local history.
 

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He's actually a friend of our family. His father sponsored my father when he came out from Italy. They were from the same village back home. I used to get my haircut there too when I went to high school at Lauries just up the road. My old man still goes there.

I remember going there during the 80's and when you were sitting waiting to get your haircut, he had playboys and penthouses on the coffee tables. My first taste of soft porn !!!!
 

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It's pretty cool there is still some connections back to the past remaining in the city.

Also have to say that the coffee shops, restaurants and antique stores in Woolloongabba are some of the best in the city. The Brow Dog Cafe is especially cool.
 

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Stanley Street has one of the largest, most intact heritage commercial/retail streetscapes in the inner city, I just wish that there were some more stores along there. It's still a bit of a dead area, thanks to the traffic sewer that runs down the middle. The Logan Road area is improving in leaps and bounds since they closed it off, which is a great thing to see, but I just want to see the rest of the area catch up now (in particular the "back side" of the buildings of Logan Road, which face onto Stanley Street).

1889 Enoteca in the old Moreton Rubber Building is one of the city's best restaurants from what I've read (it's considered a one hat restaurant by Fairfax's Good Food Guide), and I've heard that the Crosstown Eating House opposite isn't half bad either! They're both on my ever growing to do list!
 

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Stanley Street has one of the largest, most intact heritage commercial/retail streetscapes in the inner city, I just wish that there were some more stores along there. It's still a bit of a dead area, thanks to the traffic sewer that runs down the middle. The Logan Road area is improving in leaps and bounds since they closed it off, which is a great thing to see, but I just want to see the rest of the area catch up now (in particular the "back side" of the buildings of Logan Road, which face onto Stanley Street).

1889 Enoteca in the old Moreton Rubber Building is one of the city's best restaurants from what I've read (it's considered a one hat restaurant by Fairfax's Good Food Guide), and I've heard that the Crosstown Eating House opposite isn't half bad either! They're both on my ever growing to do list!
The dynamics of the area as well, Mater Hill end of Stanley Street suffers because it's a traffic funnel, but also because the hospital/medical services purchase nearly every available block and develop it, makes it difficult to have much of a night scene or develop extra restaurants/cafes in the area...
 
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