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May 19, 2020
Commerce

Lot Fourteen’s prime food and beverage outlet is seeking its first operator

The historic Sheridan Kiosk on North Terrace was built in 1925 but will be refurbished mid-year, ready for a new tenant to feed the future-facing neighbourhood.

  • Words: Angela Skujins

Renewal SA is seeking expressions of interest from experienced hospitality operators to fill the octagonal Sheridan Kiosk at – what CityMag is inclined to call ‘the front of Lot Fourteen.’

The site was constructed almost a century ago as a location to raise money for hospital linen at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital. But now the property is about to enter a new chapter, and needs to be filled by a creative food and drinks professional to service the innovation neighbourhood, and fit in as an innovative tenant themselves.

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The heritage-looking Sheridan Kiosk is 95sqm and was built on a rotunda model. It includes lots of windows, and looks out onto North Terrace and the nearby tram stop.

Download the PDF expression of interest (EOI) form here. Expressions of interest close at 2pm on Friday, 3 July.

The Kiosk fronts North Terrace and is part of Lot Fourteen – Adelaide’s shiny innovation precinct.

Lot Fourteen currently boasts more than 750 employees, and is expected to grow to 1,000 by the end of the year, working across industries such as defence, artificial intelligence and space.

A successful applicant will offer “healthy convenience food” and beverages during the day, and drinks as a small licensed bar at night. The menu must change daily and include vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. There’s also the option to provide event catering for Lot Fourteen.

You’ll serve entrepreneurial big-wigs, aka your new neighbours, like employees of nano-satellite company Myriota, or professors from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning.

State Project Lead Diane Dixon says there are “hundreds of contractors and tradespeople” developing Lot Fourteen as well, with other tourists soon-to-come.

“Not only do we have a growing number of employees and business leaders, Lot Fourteen will also attract increasing numbers of visitors with the opening of the Australian Space Discovery Centre and Mission Control in early 2021,” she says.

“The multi-storey Entrepreneur and Innovation Centre, the nationally significant Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre and the International Centre for Food, Hospitality and Tourism Studies will be part of the next phase of development starting from 2021.”

The successful business owner will be allowed to install a bespoke fit out when the Kiosk is refurbished in the middle of the year. An initial interior design concept shows the area can seat up to 50 people inside, with space for alfresco seating on three sides of the building seating up to 20.

Diane Dixon says Lot Fourteen is taking part in a WELL Communities Pilot Project in Australia, which aims to promote health and environment outcomes. Lot Fourteen has a “6 Star Green Star” communities rating, and the Kiosk’s new operator would need to align with these green goals, which includes encouraging better eating habits and reducing ecological impact. Eco-friendly packaging must be considered, and single-use packaging is a no-no.

This is an incredible opportunity to create a cornerstone business in a prime location in an area of our city that both state and federal governments are investing heavily in.

Don’t sleep on this one. Download the expression of interest form here for more details and to apply.

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