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From cheeky public events & bold promotions to restaurant openings & new season fashion finds. Find out what’s happening on Chapel Street first, right from the source.

Shopping Social Distance Style

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We’re lucky restrictions are easing!! BUT, you still gotta keep an over-sized tutu (1.5 metre) level of distance from your fellow street homies. Consider yourself an unsung hero, keeping our community safe. Your Mum will be proud. There’s more than one way of making social distancing fun! Have a look how we’re doing it…

Chapel Street Now The World’s Largest Drive-Thru

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Imagine multiple world-class restaurants in one Drive-Thru!? “Insane… You spoil me!…This is too much!” …you yell at your screen from your food-less, barren kitchen after a long-day working from your all-but-too-familiar living room. Order direct and collect your bag of yummies from Chaps. Plus, you’ll be supporting local! Need more inspo? Watch the silly ways this guy has gone and done it…

Fitness Studios Reopened in Chapel Street Precinct

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Burn off that Iso Banana Bread! We promise your couch won’t miss you. Chapel Street Precinct’s gyms and fitness studios officially reopened on June 22 for up to 20 people.

Share the Salt and Pepper? It’s a Habit You’ll Have to Shake Off

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Say ‘hello’ to sanitiser stations and single-use menus. On June 1, we joined the rest of Australia by being able to eat & drink inside our famous restaurants, cafes & pubs again (hooray)! See if your local fave has reopened for in-house dining!

Chapel Innovation

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Chapel Street Precinct recently unveiled ‘Chapel Innovation’, a hub for opportunity and initiatives for business owners to take part in, plus expert tidbits. This initiative explores the future of Chapel and also highlights some who bravely pivoted over COVID. This campaign is coinciding with the easing of lockdown restrictions to arm businesses with inspo.

Chapel Street Parking

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Locations of FREE on-street parking and nearly 5500 inexpensive off-street parks in South Yarra, Windsor and Prahran, Chapel Street Precinct.

Rejoice! Beauty Reopened in Chapel Street Precinct

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Bye-bye hairy legs and nasty nails … The world of lash extensions, hair removal, tattoos, tanning and plucking and plumping is back.

Prahran Town Hall Pop-Up Testing Clinic

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Rapid access COVID-19 testing is now available at Prahran Town Hall on Chapel Street. This means our community can be assessed by a health worker quickly & easily. You only need to visit the clinic if you meet the criteria. Drawing by @thatsnotfor.

Some Fitness Studios, Bars and Clubs Reopen!

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In Victoria from 11:59 pm on Sun 21 June, the number of visitors you can have at home reduced to five. Restaurants, pubs, community halls, libraries & places of worship stayed at a max of 20 people in any space ’til 12 July. Businesses that opened on Mon 22 June, like those in our fitness sector, did so with a max of 20.

Dane Swan Fights for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

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AFL Legend & Brownlow Medallist, Dane Swan, supports Chapel Street Precinct small businesses through COVID-19. Watch his daily videos that kept Melburnians updated on local offerings.

COVID-19 – Important Local Information

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We are carefully monitoring the evolving pandemic & will continue to work in partnership with the City of Stonnington & DHHS as we work to ensure the health & safety of Victorians.

So Chapel

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This series shows an array of colourful characters engaged in the very activities life on Chapel Street can often afford – some pamper, some pomp, if you will and even some choreographed dancing.

Restaurants & Cafes Still Open for Takeaway

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Most of our restaurants & cafe’s have pivoted to takeaway and delivery options so you can still support your local faves!

Planning Tool Helping Businesses Reopen

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The Australian government has created an online planning tool to help businesses develop a unique roadmap to keep their workplace safe and virus-free in the months ahead.

COVIDSafe App

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Download the COVID-19 tracing app to speed up contacting people exposed. Please join us so we can get our businesses back open sooner! Downloading will assist in protecting you, your friends & family.

Dolly Does Chapel (From Home)

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Chapel Street Precinct enlisted Melbourne Megastar, Dolly Diamond, as its official ambassador to educate Melburnians on supporting small businesses during the GCC. Watch our hilarious videos that we hope put a smile on your face during this tough time.