Footscray 2013 – a Year in Review

We’re in the final days of a massive year for Footscray and we thought it’d be neat to look back at some of the big moments from 2013.

January

Melbourne rocker Dan Sultan performs as part of Black Arm Band in a free concert for Wominjeka Festival.

Dan Sultan

February

Flume packs out the Footscray Community Arts Centre precinct for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival.

Flume Laneway 2013

We released a new version of the Footscray Food Map for 2013!

March

Abdul and Rozenn Hussein from Konjo Ethiopian Restaurant interviewed on ABC’s Radio National for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

First International Blacksmith’s Festival run by the river. Surprising lack of unshod horses.
Blacksmith

April

Colour Box Studio survives thanks to generous Footscray peeps providing support through a Pozible campaign.

colourboxcrew

First beer pulled at Footscray’s newest gastro pub, Plough Hotel.

PloughHotel

May

Footscray grooves to Emerge in the West,  African festival in Nicholson Street.

Emerge

June

…shh…Lauren Wombach reveals 26 secret dishes in Footscray.

New Albert Street bridge opens to traffic after a one year closure for RRL business.

Bridge

July

Coles and Kmart close for one year for refurbishment while Footscray Plaza gets some new levels.

FootscrayPlaza

August

Western Bulldogs launch new VFL team – Footscray Bulldogs. Footy will return to Whitten Oval next year

Footscray sandwich makes news in The Age’s Good Food section, courtesy of Espresso Guerilla’s seasonal truffle toasties

September

We discover Footscray Hotel has a pool table, bands and a sweet beer garden

100 Story Building opens in Nicholson Mall

October

New West Footscray Station opens!

November

RACV mag runs article spruiking the Footscray goods.

Wheels

Picture of Wheels from Degrassi Junior High wearing a Footscray VFL jumper becomes one of  Footscray Life’s most popular Facebook posts.

December

Time Out Melbourne magazine declares Footscray  “the most exciting postcode in Melbourne”. But you already knew that

Footscray gets its very own New Years Eve fireworks display

 

Hope to celebrate the beginning of 2014 with you all there at Footscray Park!