Roslyn Shopping area before Post Office was built
Roslyn Shops Demolished - June 2008
Photograph Alan Gilchrist 2007
Highgate building laid low . . . Contractors demolish a building on Highgate this week to make way for a $1.2 million restaurant. Photo: Peter McIntosh
Photograph Otago Daily Times - Thursday 12 June 2008
Site on Highgate clearedBy SAM STEVENS
A DEMOLITION zone on Highgate, Dunedin, will soon become a construction site, developers say.
Roslyn Bridge Ltd director Guy Smith said Construction of a restaurant and bar on the site of a former commercial kitchen, beside the Roslyn bridge, could be under way by the end of this month.
A 45-50-seat "European-style" restaurant would be built on the site, Mr Smith said.
Building and resource consent had been granted by the Dunedin City Council, and the company wanted to open the restaurant before Christmas, he said.
"There is a crying need for this type of restaurant in the area. I think one of the drawcards will be decking on two levels overlooking the city," he said.
Mr Smith said the project had an estimated cost of $1.2 million. The demolished building formerly housed a commercial kitchen and cake shop and, more recently, the Highgate Bridge shop, which had since relocated to premises in Roslyn Village, he said.