Leigh Street warms up this week
The closure of Leigh St kicks off with a week full of vibrant events, drawing people to the area and creating a cosmopolitan laneway atmosphere.
Events have been planned for each day, Monday through to Saturday, and include live music, street art, food, beverages and special offers from the street businesses.
The week's activities will give a taste of what is to come for Leigh Street over the next six months and other underutilised city lanes in the near future. The street upgrades will eventually link the rejuvenated Riverbank precinct with the Central Market.
From Monday 30 July bollards will block the middle section of Leigh Street to vehicles. At both ends of the street there will be 10 km/h drop-off zones, shared by vehicles and pedestrians. Right-hand turns from Currie Street are no longer permitted and, from Monday, right-hand turns from Leigh Street on to Hindley Street will also be prevented.
Traffic studies will monitor the impact of the change, supplemented with pedestrian surveys, durting the six-month trial closure.
The events are:
Monday 30 July
Street Art Project mural painting, every day
Admire the work of Adelaide artist Matthew Stuckey as he transforms a boring brick wall into an iconic feature of Leigh Street. Watch the mural take shape over 5 days.
Jazz trio - TransAtlantic, 10-1pm
Sit and enjoy this popular jazz group whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of the newly transformed Leigh Street.
Tuesday 31 July
The Corner Bistrot, Noon
Complimentary French food tasting
Or drop in any other day for a quick crepe, omelette or salad and enjoy home style French cuisine in a warm and friendly environment.
Wednesday 1 August
Warm up with a Bollywood $12 special, Noon
Our local Indian restaurant brings to light the authenticity of a range of Indian cuisines with a hint of bollywood goodness.
Udaberri Sangria Night, 2:00pm
The newest member to Leigh Street is truly embracing the cold... tapping kegs of boutique beers and serving fine Sangria with delicious tapas.
Thursday 2 August
Cos, Noon -2pm
Popular award-winning restaurant Cos, will provide a stylish and relaxed dining experience in the Cos courtyard.  Enjoy a steak sandwich, salad or gourmet soup. (prices $15 - 20).
Casablabla Gourmet Pizza Night, 4:00pm
Surrounded by global beats and world treats from resident DJs, you can enjoy any pizza for just $10 (normally $15) whilst sipping a house wine or Castello beer for just $6.
Friday 3 August
Winter Warming celebration, 4:30 - 7:30pm
Rug up and relax into your weekend at the Coffee Branch with happy hour drink prices, toasty treats and and live jazz.
Saturday 4 August
Rigoni's Restaurant, 6:00pm
Medieval Dress Up Dinner
Come and join us and your MC Terry Rogers for an event at Rigoni's like you have never seen before.  Whole beasts on spits and birds in the oven for a medieval style banquet!  All proceeds supporting car HIP raising money for the children of Variety SA.  For bookings phone Rigoni's, 8231 5160.