The Persian Place

Address: 43 Bolton Street, Newcastle NSW 2300 Website: www.thepersianplace.com.au I miss the golden age of Newcastle's CBD. No, I'm not talking about the 50's when David Jones was but one of many thriving department stores along Hunter Street and The Store wasn't a place to go for weird seafood/leather goods. I'm talking about the 90's; a time when you had to decide between Big Al's (an Al Capone themed diner) or all you can eat Pizza Hut, going to see the latest Power Rangers movie at the Showcase cinema and patting Camilla the dog before taking your seat. "Town" has had a bit of a rough trot over the years but she's comin' back! Some nice little retail stores, cool bars and a...

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