CHAPEL CHAMPION WINNERS FOR 2019 ARE NOW REVEALED!
The public has spoken and the Chapel Street Precinct Association is thrilled to announce the grand winners of the Chapel Champion Awards in 15 prestigious categories for 2019.
So, with no further ado, the winners for 2019 are…
CHAPEL CHAMPION ULTIMATE WINNER
Pole Divas in Prahran offer a mix of cardio, strengthening and booty sculpting, and they’ll even let you strut your stuff while wearing a fierce pair of heels! Best suited to a group, take a few of your besties and work up a seductive sweat.
CHAMPION BURGER JOINT
This two story burger palace is the sister venue to the Peninsula’s Southside Social, so you know they’re serving up some of the best burgers around. There’s walls covered in the most amazing street art ever seen on the inside of Windsor brick and on top of slingin’ incredible patties, they’ve got an outdoor terrace and a top notch selection of cocktails.
This boutique beauty salon starts starts with a love story. No… not a Romeo and Juliet kind. More, love for yourself, love for your planet and furry friends kind. Specialising in Vegan, toxic & cruelty free beauty treatments while aiming to be a plastic free and eco-friendly salon. A little hidden gem, a wonderland were you can dream, romanticise and be yourself knowing your supporting a boutique with intent. #Guiltfreebeauty
SoYa is a busy boutique apartment hotel offering in the middle of South Yarra. The location can not be beat. Located next to South Yarra Train Station, and merely metres from Chapel Street – hosting an abundance of high end shopping, mouth watering cuisines and endless night spots.
Settle into the slow, easy going vibe at this local coffee haunt. Dukes roasted coffee is their pour and a mighty fine one it is! If you’re after more than faultless brew, the brunch menu always pleases.
CHAMPION BUSINESS SERVICE
Studio Legal are a team of lawyers who love music, fashion, design, technology, good food, exciting brands and big ideas. Just like their clients. A boutique law firm providing legal service to creative people, Studio Legal is located in the vibrant hub of Windsor and they represent a huge array of creatively driven clients in the community.
CHAMPION ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
A theatre and music powerhouse in the heart of the precinct. Chapel Off Chapel has been producing and presenting innovative and incredible independent and professional theatre, live music, jazz, comedy, cabaret, dance and art for years.
Put it this way, Coldplay and Foo Fighters have played here. If you haven’t taken in a live show at Chapel Off Chapel, you might not be fully aware of what’s on your doorstep!
56 Bricks delivers the good vibes and the freshest hip hop and RnB beats on the southern end of Chapel Street. 56 offers street seating for prime people-watching, BYO food (they recommend pizza from Topelz next door) and a dance floor that gets you close and personal with a rotating line up of Melbourne’s best DJs. They showcase fresh artworks on the walls from local artists of Melbourne and surrounding areas and often collaborate with other local businesses to bring you exciting events such as food popups and listening parties.
CHAMPION HIDDEN GEM
We’ve hit the jackpot. The Red Balloon Candy Artisans’ entire range of handcrafted sweet treats are 100% vegan. Instead of animal gelatin and bee’s wax, Pectin (an all natural gelling agent found in fruits and vegetables) and vegetable based wax have stepped in and we promise the results are just as scrumptious. You’ll eat one piece and want ten more.
CHAMPION HEALTH & FITNESS
Body Fit Training Prahran is all about providing results focused and time efficient workout programs. With sessions structured similarly to those of elite athletes and measured to ensure optimum results through some of the most innovative technology within the industry, you know you’re in good hands.
Hand-stretched pizza, classy cocktails and a back bar stacked with rare sipping tequila – Chacho’s, where have you been all my life?! This cosy little pizza and tequila bar has just started slinging its pizzas smack bang in the middle of Windsor. Pizzas range from traditional numbers to the more adventurous kind. Chacho’s happy hour is from 5 to 7pm and looks like $10 Margarita cocktails and $10 Margherita pizzas. Heck yeah.
Grandma Funk is more than just clothes; it’s an attitude. They’re all about empowering a generation of women to be confident and dare to dream, wear the clothes they want and embody the confidence to do so. Grandma Funk’s Chapel Street store is a colourful and patterned little space ploughing through the mundane world of Melbourne Monochrome.
Whether you were born with the rhythm of MJ or you have trouble simply clapping to the beat, no matter which camp you fall into, The Space has you covered. Take up a dance class, meet new people & get down right jiggy with it. Getting out of your comfort zone can also leave you feeling empowered and with a new found confidence. Everyone knows dancing is good for the soul!
CHAMPION CUSTOMER SERVICE
Established by the current owners in 1972 on Chapel Street, Pets Wonderland is a family owned business providing the very best in pet care products and services. They stock pet and aquarium supplies from both major and boutique brands, and support local manufacturers as much as possible. Head here for all your aquarium, furry, feathery or scaley pet needs.
‘Bao’ means bun, a pillowy soft, cloudy steamed bun filled with authentic Asian goodness and ingredients. It’ll be a quickie, but a goodie. I swear. Check ‘em out and let us know which bun’s your favourite!
“The Metro Tunnel Project is proud to support this Chapel Street Precinct CHAPEL CHAMPIONS initiative, which is a great way to highlight the diverse range of businesses in the iconic area. With the construction of the future eastern tunnel entrance underway, our sizeable workforce in South Yarra already supports many of the local traders by eating, shopping and enjoying the entertainment and business services within the Chapel Street Precinct.” – Steve Villella, Metro Tunnel Rail Infrastructure Alliance