James St is getting a new food and beverage laneway!

Hold onto your seat or find something stationary nearby ASAP because this September James St is set to welcome a plethora of new hospitality operators. The retailers will be located in The Calile Hotel and the adjoining development Ada Lane – a new food and beverage laneway connecting James and Wandoo Street.

Leading the charge is Simon Gloftis of Hellenika. For those of you unfamiliar with this chic and authentic Greek restaurant it has grown quite the following in South-East Queensland serving Greek dishes that champion local growers on the Gold Coast. Hellenika will take up permanent residency on the pool deck level of The Calile with internal and external dining, a leafy patio and cabana dining after hours – Opa!

Of the location, Gloftis said, “I had been looking in Brisbane for about 4-5 years for the perfect site. Once [I saw] a pic of The Calile that was that…Hellenika just looked like it needed to be in that building.”

“I can’t wait for my guests to have a lunch overlooking the beautiful pool deck.”

Connecting west elm and The Calile is the addition of Ada Lane – set to become a vibrant food and beverage micro precinct. Due to open late 2018, owner-developer of The Calile and Director of Calile Malouf Investments, Michael Malouf, said Ada Lane will complete the already architectural retail centre.

“Designed by Richards and Spence architects, the new Ada Lane tenancies will be finished in white brick, structural concrete and natural stone, complementing the adjacent hotel,” he said.

“Operable facades and open roof-top rooms will create ambiguous spaces, promising to provide memorable dining destinations that celebrate the subtropical environment.”

Ada Lane will act as a conduit for the new fashion and design retailers occupying the ground-floor of the hotel. In keeping with the recognition of the Malouf family ancestry – the lane is named in honour of the family’s great-grandmother.

“Together with her husband Calile, Ada set sail for Australia in 1892, their family establishing itself as part of Brisbane’s local history. In homage to Ada’s sense of hospitality and adventure, Ada Lane will also become part of Brisbane’s fabric, creating an animated dining precinct for the city.”

Watch this space to find out which food and beverage retailers will be moving into Ada Lane closer to the date…

For more information please visit The Calile Hotel

For retail leasing enquiries please contact Greer Gittoes at or Michael Platsis at

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May 21, 2018