First milestone for 2023 achieved for the Nicholas Street Precinct

13 January 2023

Twin openings of new business Sofia Nails and the internal mall known as Tulmur Walk marked the first milestone for 2023 in the Nicholas Street Precinct redevelopment.

The opening of Tulmur Walk will provide an internal link between Nicholas Street and the Ipswich Train Station, with Sofia Nails the first tenant to open for trade inside.

Ipswich Central Redevelopment Committee Chairperson Councillor Marnie Doyle said the openings showed council’s commitment to revitalising the area.

“Council is delivering on our promise to revitalise Ipswich Central with the inclusion of many new businesses and facilities in the precinct, with more exciting new businesses set to open later this year,” Cr Doyle said.

“Sofia Nails is the first new business to open this year, and we expect to welcome others very soon to Tulmur Walk, in the Nicholas Street Precinct.

“Construction is also progressing well for Sushi Hyo, which is expected to open its doors to customers in the weeks ahead, joining Zambrero, That Dumpling Place, Stellarossa and Gelatissimo in a growing range of dining options available.

“The Nicholas Street Precinct will once again be a hub for great food, shopping and outstanding services.”

Owner and manager Sofia Phan said they were excited to be the first business to open in the mall.

“We’re very happy to be opening in the Nicholas Street Precinct and we look forward to offering our signature manicure and pedicure services,” she said.

Sofia Nails will be open daily with a grand opening discount of 10% and gifts for every booking made until 1 February.

Tulmur Walk and Sofia Nails opened on Thursday, 12 January.

January will also mark the restart of the popular Tunes in Tulmur Place on Friday, 27 January.

The event sees Tulmur Place lit up in a neon and glow theme with live music, roving performers, food trucks and a licenced bar.

The Nicholas Street Precinct redevelopment is a once-in-a-generation project that has included the opening of Tulmur Place civic plaza, a new Ipswich Central Library, new council administration building and Australia’s first stand-alone dedicated children’s library.

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