- Little Collins Street, Melbourne
The street runs parallel to and to the north of
Collins Streetand as a narrow one way lane takes on the name of the wider main street.
Little Collins Street runs roughly from east to west and it bisects the CBD (known as the Hoddle Grid) along its long axis. Little Collins Street runs between the parallel
Collins Streetand Bourke Streetstreets.
The street has some notable buildings, including the CH2 (Council House 2 - the world's first Six star rating environmentally friendly building) [ [http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/info.cfm?top=171&pg=1933 City of Melbourne - Council House 2 - Council House 2 - Introduction ] ] , Victoria Hotel, City of Melbourne buildings and ANZ World Headquarters.
At the western end is Bank Place, a significant old lane which provides pedestrian access to Collins Street between Queen Street and William Street. The block between Queen Street and William Street has a large number of weekday cafes.
The stretch between Exhibition Street and Elizabeth Street has many boutiques of Australian fashion designers, particularly men's fashion, such as
Scanlan & Theodore, Arthur Galan AG, Calibre, Saba, Satch and Assin. International designers such as Kenzo, Ted Bakerand FCUKalso have outlets on Little Collins Street. Also located within this precinct are established and well known cafes and restaurants such as Verve and Il Baccaro.
* [http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/08/30/1062194758824.html?from=storyrhs A Little Collins goes a long way - Article from The Age]
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