Darling Square’s Steam Mill Lane is getting a partner in crime later this year, with the announcement of another urban laneway: Electric Treat Street. This sugary concept street will take over Little Hay Street, bridging flashy Darling Harbour and effervescent Chinatown in a unique strip of evening fun.
Aptly named, the laneway will deliver a menu of the best ‘treat yourself’ moments in town. From ice cream and coffee, to makeup and fashion, Electric Treat Street is a hedonist’s sweet neon dream.
Ten retailers are set to open in the micro-alley, with crowd favourite Gelato Messina headlining the opening. The gelateria will have 40 scrumptious ice cream flavours to choose from, with 35 permanent offerings and the standard five rotating specials. If that isn’t up your alley, the Maple Walnut & Brown Butter RAISED donut over at Short Stop is an experience by itself. Devon Café’s newest concept and sixth instalment, DOPA – by Devon, will also be moving in, offering exciting dessert beverages and savoury don bowls. More niche offerings include Rey’s Place which will be serving up tasty Filipino food and Bengong Black, who will bring their lauded desserts to the CBD.
Joining the fun are an array of cosmetics retailers, ensuring you look and feel the part. Boutique fashion house 15 Sheets will be selling high quality, one of a kind pieces, plus stocking a limited supply of clothes from other international retailers. FIVE Beauty will be providing the mani-pedis, and any other premium beauty treatment imaginable. Trendy J-Beauty store La Cosmetique and lauded Hong Kong hairdressing chain Hair Corner will also join the lantern-lit fun.
Thirteen Feet Tattoo is the final store on the line-up for Electric Treat Street, offering patrons the chance to ink themselves with a bubble tea in hand. Founder Todd Bailey is an award-winning tattoo artist and the team arriving in Little Hay Street will ensure this craftsmanship and love of ink continues.
If Darling Harbour is everything loud and lavish, Darling Square is its slightly sweeter little sister, and its mission is to bring retail, residential apartments, commercial office space and exciting dining together.
From the sounds of things, Electric Treat Street will bring the area some much needed relief from the larger-than-life surroundings, and it’s icing-topped delicacies might be just what the area needs to seal the deal.