ICYMI - Gold Coast's NightQuarter has been resurrected, and it's coming to the Sunshine Coast!

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Award-winning street food, night market and entertainment destination, NightQuarter, is coming to the Sunshine Coast.

NightQuarter is a unique blend of street food, community and culture. It s an ever-evolving festival with a kaleidoscope of different experiences, flavours and sounds every weekend. With an ethos of shared eating, shared experience and shared conversation, the shipping container urban playground is set to open at Birtinya on the Sunshine Coast in late 2019 and become a place for the local community to congregate.

The new venue will be adjacent to the Stockland Birtinya Shopping Centre. The space has been secured in collaboration with Stockland.

Mark McMahon, Senior Development Manager, Sunshine Coast, Stockland said The Sunshine Coast has recently seen a lot of growth to the Birtinya and Bokarina Beach areas.

We always strive to create the best places to live and work, and the addition of businesses such as NightQuarter helps to build a dynamic heart to our community. Birtinya will, even more so now, be seen as a great place to live, work and play.

We are excited to be developing a NightQuarter concept for the Sunshine Coast community. The warm welcome from Stockland and local councillors has been heartwarming," says co-owner, Michelle Christoe.

Kawana MP, Jarrod Bleijie said he was fully supportive of the new development and noted that the new creative precinct will create over 150 new jobs for the area as well as opportunities for skill development for high school students who will get the opportunity to do a school based traineeships in hospitality and events at NightQuarter. This is the type of business that exemplifies the entrepreneurial culture that benefits the whole of the community. I've seen what Ian and Michelle did on the Gold Coast and look forward to welcoming them at Birtinya when it opens later this year.

NightQuarter Sunshine Coast will be bursting with energy, colour, and plenty of ridiculously good smells.

NightQuarter is a platform for entrepreneurship and creativity. It has always been an incubator for talent with many vendors going on to open restaurants and retail stores, and artists going from our stage to the largest stages in the world. The Sunshine Coast is alive with creativity, so the potential and the possibilities are endless. The space is a collaboration with the local community and we are excited to see how it evolves," said Christoe.

The venue will open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm-10pm with its signature foodie precincts, cultural festivals, interactive installations and beating heart of live music.

"It's an experience, a place to go with friends and family and connect with local entrepreneurs, foodies, makers and artists. Everything is personal. The people making your food are local stall owners, they live in our community and your food is created just for you. "Made with love" as one of our vendors always says to every customer and it is, the whole place is made with love," said Christoe.

The live music space made famous on the Gold Coast and winner of the 2019 Best Regional Venue at the Queensland Music Awards and 2016 Gold Coast Music Award for Best Live Music Venue will be a major feature at the new location. The space has previously hosted artists like The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, UB40, Amy Shark, RUFUS, Flight Facilities, Illy, The Screaming Jets, The Living End and more. Legends from the Sunshine Coast music scene will already be familiar with the venue.

We have always been blown away by the talent on the Sunshine Coast. Acts like Bearfoot, The Floating Bridges, Highlife, Flaskas, Sametime, Dubarray, The Barleyshakes, the Unusual Suspects the list goes on... these artists have already been a part of the NightQuarter journey and will create the best nights at NightQuarter Sunshine Coast,"said Christoe.

NightQuarter is the first stage for aspiring musicians, it is a place where grandparents, great-grandparents, parents and young siblings can all come together to watch them perform. We had the biggest artists in Australia inviting their grandmas to come and watch them perform at NightQuarter because it is such a family-friendly community environment.

The precinct will bring over 200 employment opportunities to the area, with around 50 staff being directly employed by NightQuarter.

NightQuarter Sunshine Coast will be coming to life in late 2019. Head to www.nightquarter.com.au to join the community or stay up to date with announcements.