The Centralian Advocate Fri 8 Jan 2021
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FRIDAY JANUARY 8 2021 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Oishi-Ya sushi train restaurant closes at 8.30pm each night but manager Okka Si said many of his clientele would finish their meal before heading to one of the strips bars. Mr Si said converting the strip into a pedestrian-only zone during evenings would benefit business and bring more people through the doors. More people on the streets will bring more traffic through our doors, he said. Safety wise itd be pretty good but we dont actually know how it will affect us until we start it. Mr Si said one hurdle could be how his staff left the strip at the end of their shift, with the only access to the Mitchell Centre car park from Mitchell Street. Maybe they could give us a valid ticket so we can go in or out, otherwise itd be pretty ridiculous, he said. My Friends Kitchen manager Thi Nguyen said she didnt know if it would change her business but thought reducing the amount of cars in the area could also stop people drink-driving home. I think its safer for some people because there are many drunk people, who after they drink, drive, she said. That can be dangerous for pedestrians I think it will improve safety. Darwin 24/7 convenience store owner Ali Waqar said while it could work, it needed to start on a trial basis. We should try for some nights and if it works we can go further, he said. They should trial it for a month, two months, then ask businesses for feedback." An NT News poll showed more than 80 per cent of voters wanted the strip turned into a pedestrian-only mall, with a Mall will make it safer RESTAURANTS and businesses not regularly associated with Darwins night-time economy are open to discussing how to best convert the Mitchell Street strip into a pedestrian-only mall. While discussions are yet to officially begin among stakeholders, the concept would have Mitchell Street closed to cars for either special occasions or as frequently as Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. permanent closure the most popular option during busy times, from Thursday to Saturday evenings. NT Police Commander Matt Hollamby said police would engage if they were approached about the prospect of turning Mitchell Street into a mall but would not comment otherwise as it was a council issue. The council is a good partner and if a proposal is presented we anticipate the council will consult with the NT Police, he said. WILL ZWAR Non-drinking venues happy to talk Mitchell Mall Manfred Mletsin mixes up some Estonian gin as part of Charlie's of Darwins series of gin-making masterclasses. Picture: Che Chorley FORGET January this month its all about Ginuary. Local bar Charlies has ushered in the new year by celebrating the spirit from all around the world. Hosting a different regional theme every Wednesday night, the bar will help drinkers discover gins from Estonia, Japan and the US among other places. Gin enthusiast Manfred Mletsin ran the first masterclass and was excited to teach people about gin and its relevance to his home country of Estonia. Theres so many handcrafted gins in Estonia, which is great to see, he said. The gin flavours bring back my memories from childhood, like the smell of juniper bushes. Tickets are $60 via Charlies on Facebook. ENJOY A TASTE OF GINUARY PATRICK CALLANAN 2 For bws.com.au | Call 1300 138 297* We support the responsible service of alcohol. On sale until Tuesday 12 January 2021 unless sold out prior. Savings based on Darwin metropolitan sell price. BWS stores are closed on Sunday. Multibuy off ers apply to the quantity advertised only. Limit rights reserved. Specials may not be available in all stores including Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy or Katherine or through Woolworths online. *Standard local call charges apply. Wine varieties in stock may vary by store. At this great price no further discounts apply. ^Off er excluded Coopers Dry. While stock lasts. #To see full terms and conditions, visit h ps://bws.com.au/help/woolworths-rewards. BP0601211NTA Bonus Bucket Hat With any case of Coopers^ 2 For Grab Summer your faves. Coopers XPA Cans 24x375ml Case $50 Peroni Nastro Azzurro Bo les 24x330ml Riddoch Coonawarra 750ml Cat Amongst The Pigeons Fat Cat 750ml Super Savers 4 Cans $21 $24 Was 03/11/20 Culture House Apple & Mango Sour Cider Cans 4x375ml Saintly Hard Seltzer Blessed Lime Cans 4x250ml Vodka Soda & Cans 4x355ml MEMBER PRICE# $17 NON MEMBER PRICE $19 4 Cans 4 Cans $21 4 Cans 4 Cans 4 Cans Annies Lane Shiraz 750ml $20ea $10 Save $15ea $6 Save $13ea $8 Save Case $60 Choose to Drink Wise. &