The Valley Metro shopping centre has a new lease on life. Situated above the Fortitude Valley train station on Brunswick Street, the retail thoroughfare has undergone a major development renovation and upgrade to accommodate more than 24,000 commuters and visitors daily. Housing more than 30 retailers and an inviting 280-seat food court, you can shop, eat and tick off your errands in the one convenient spot.
 
Dining
From a quick bite on the go to a full meal, there’s plenty of delicious eats to enjoy at Valley Metro. Coffee addicts will be able to get their fix at Laneway Espresso, offering pastries, ready-made sandwiches and coffee. Savour a taco or burrito from Guzman Y Gomez, or get into a bucket of chicken and seasoned chips from KFC.  Roll’d Vietnamese offers rice paper rolls, bowls and salads for takeaway or dine-in, Subway has its popular subs and sandos, while Jackpot Express brings its gourmet-style Chinese dishes in a quick-service format.
 
Visit Sushi Paradise for a freshly made range of sushi and sashimi dishes, and Brooklyn Slice for a piping-hot pizza, pasta or arancini ball. Bubble tea fans can get their fix at the Valley’s first Gong Cha with its extensive menu of hot and cold drinks. There’s also a 7-Eleven convenience store for all your on-the-go needs from coffee to Slurpees, ready-made sandwiches to pies and sausage rolls.  

Shopping
Valley Metro has an array of supermarkets on hand so you can do the after-work dash before the commute home, select some fresh ingredients for a DIY lunch, or stock up on the essentials. Shop at Woolies for fresh fruit and veg and all your staples, including barista-made coffee – it’s open from 7am-9pm Monday to Saturday and until 6pm on Sundays, or hit up 7-Eleven for any after-hours items. For gourmet products and hard-to-find pantry ingredients, Sunlit Asian Supermarket is your go-to, plus you can pick up wine, beer and celebratory drinks at BWS. There’s also an onsite Valley Metro News for a small range of newspapers, magazines, gift cards and lotto requirements.
 
Services
From healthcare to haircuts, you can do it all at Valley Metro. Onsite medical and pharmacy services include Terry White Chemmart; Myhealth Fortitude Valley, a mixed billing medical centre, and QML Pathology. Do your banking at NAB, get your nails done at Nail Today and guys can visit Bou’s For Men Barbershop for a sharp cut.
 
Visit the Valley Metro website for more retailers opening in the coming months.

Image: Valley Metro

July 2021