- Smith Street, Melbourne
Smith Street is a street in inner northern
Smith Street runs north-south from Victoria Parade at its southernmost end to Queens Parade. Between Victoria Parade and Alexandra Parade, it forms the boundary between Fitzroy and Collingwood; the short segment north of Alexandra Parade is in Clifton Hill. Smith Street is located a block east of
Brunswick Street. From Gertrude Street to Queens Parade, Smith Street forms part of tram route 86.
Smith Street is somewhat more downmarket than
Brunswick Street, and has not become as fashionable, though it is slowly being gentrified. It has its share of restaurants and cafés, though also has numerous shops selling cheap household goods and, to its north, "factory outlets" selling athletic and fashion clothing. This include brands such as Nike and Adidas. Parts of Smith Street also serve as a meeting place for the local Indigenous Australiancommunity.
During the late 1990s, Smith Street was frequented by
heroinusers and dealers. This earned it the sobriquet 'Smack Street', which, whilst arguably no longer apt, has stuck.
In the last few years a number of bars and clubs have emerged on Smith Street, including “a bar called Barry”, “Scarlet” and until its closure in 2004; the all night venue
community radiostation 3CRhas its offices in Smith Street, south of Gertrude Street. Music-oriented community radio station 3PBSis also located nearby, in Easey Street, Collingwood.
*http://www.smithstreet.org/ Community weblog and local history.
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