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all set for liftoff
Remedy owner Daniel Moscaritolo is part of a wave of businesses setting
up outlets at the Kingston Foreshore as the lakeside location looks set to
SOUTH Canberra s newest social and
residential hub is brewing up a storm
with business after business beckoning
Remedy by Lonsdale Street Traders,
Max Brenner and Mrs Sackfields Tea
House are two of the newest busi-
nesses to open shop at the Kingston
Foreshore, while southside institution
La Rustica and a number of new
restaurants and bars are starting to take
La Rustica has temporarily closed
its doors after two decades at the
Kingston shops and is scheduled to re-
open in the Aurora complex at the end
of the month, while Walt & Burley is
expected to open in early February.
For now the foreshore is emerging
as a caffeine hotspot, complementing
the array of cafes at the Kingston
Coffee monopoly Lonsdale Street
Roasters made their mark over Christ-
mas and the New Year with spin-off
Co-owner Daniel Moscaritolo was
behind the counter during the busi-
ness s first full week of trade last
Remedy quietly opened three days
before Christmas, followed by an
official opening on Sunday, January 5.
"We were really busy [on the
Sunday] -- the response to the coffee
has been great too.
A lot of people are coming down to
the foreshore and checking out what s
happening," Mr Moscaritolo said.
"As of next week there will be a lot
more food down here.
People have been asking about
Lonsdale Street Roasters famous
paninis -- but the brew is the main
game at the moment."
Espresso 38 is another coffee shop
offering southsiders a smooth caffeine
hit.The family business is run by father
Andrew Jennings and his sons Ryan
Ryan said the trio "pulled out all the
stops" to secure a position in the
mixed-use precinct, which was gradu-
ally coming to life.
"It s just gone through the roof.
The original residents, some of
them have been waiting eight years or
so for something to get down here," he
Andrew added: "We have new
people every day and others are
Ryan said growing up around water
was a big incentive for carving a slice
of business along the lake.
"It has a great feel about it.
It s a place to get away from it all.
We wanted to create a place that
was a bit of an escape, I guess," he
Espresso 38 is also encouraging
locals to get in touch about displaying
artwork or splashing some colour on
the walls onsite.
Passersby have been impressed too.
Outside Espresso 38 last Wednes-
day, January 8 Peita Adnams -- who
returned from overseas less than three
weeks ago -- was enjoying a coffee and
"I grew up in Canberra and was here
for many, many years but always hated
the foreshore area. Since I ve come
back I have been completely astoun-
ded by how special it is.
The thought and quality in the
design is just excellent," she said.
"I think it will become a real hub in
Ms Adnams was so impressed by
the change she recently snapped up a
two-bedroom apartment at the Ele-
The coffee was excellent too.
A few stores down at Max Brenner
Sarah Wilson and Jaelle Bajada were
enjoying a lunchtime chocolate fix.
The pair, who both work in Barton,
said they enjoyed the opportunity to
explore new eateries on their lunch
"I don t come here too often but it s
so nice," Mrs Wilson said.
"It s completely blossomed.
It was just an apartment complex
before -- now it s a social gathering
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Horsewoman fears for equestrian future
Lesley Rose with her son Ben, 13, and her horses Kalillie and Tambo in the remaining
government-owned horse paddocks after other paddocks have been allocated to a solar farm.
Lesley is concerned the paddock is over run with St John's Wart which is harmful to horses.
Picture: Elesa Kurtz
SOUTHSIDE rider Lesley Rose has a special
bond with her two horses Tambo and Kalillie but
the loss of five of Rose Cottage s seven horse
agistment paddocks could see the trail rider say
goodbye to her beloved pets.
Ms Rose is one of many owners concerned
about the future of their horses when the
territory-owned agistment property partially
makes way for the Mugga Lane Solar Park later
In December The Chronicle reported the
equestrian community s concerns about losing
Rose Cottage land and moving horses elsewhere.
A Territory and Municipal Services spokes-
woman said ACT Parks and Conservation were
investigating an alternative site for up to 15
Since then, three potential sites have been
chosen for consideration by Minister for Envir-
onment and Sustainable Development Simon
A TAMS spokeswoman said the ACT Govern-
ment will continue to engage with the Equestrian
Association as the identification of alternative
Ms Rose said that like many users of the
facility, if alternative land was not available
within a reasonable distance of her Calwell home
she may have to sell her two horses.
Although Macarthur and Hume paddocks
were welcome options, the two closest alternat-
ives were currently full.
"[Hume] has lost more than half its grazing
area due to expanding industrial estate. Both
those paddocks are already at capacity," she said.
"The other option I m faced with is private
agistment. It s much more expensive and a
greater distance away. There s no real other
option in the general area for us. I may, worst
situation, have to give up my only hobby."
The single mother of two said nine-year-old
gelding Tambo and four-year-old philly Kalillie
were much more than just livestock.
"I ve had both since they were babies -- they re
like my children," she said.
"Most people see them as livestock [but]
they re part of our family. As soon as I m within
eyesight they recognise me and call out to me
and leave the herd to come with me."
Ms Rose said users were also concerned about
the consequences of moving the horses to a new
paddock with a new herd.
She said horses could be kicked or bitten
while establishing their place in the pecking
"[Kalillie] is very young and very timid. She s
been broken in about 12 months now and is still
learning a lot. She would not handle a move at
all," she said.
"She would be the one...harassed because
she s such a timid thing.
She would be at the bottom of the pecking
order. [Tambo] would feel he needed to defend
her. They can bite and kick the living daylights
out of each other. I ve lost a horse in the past to
a broken leg."
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