Servicing Lot Fourteen’s burgeoning population, as well as the general public, the new deli reflects the innovation district’s wellness credentials. Good Neighbour has a strong focus on South Australian produce, offering takeaway sumptuous small bites, brekky and lunch; together with coffees and an array of healthy smoothies and cold drinks, from its tucked away location in the heritage-listed Bice Building on North Terrace.
Lot Fourteen State Project Lead, Di Dixon, says, “we’re excited about the opening of our second retail offering. Lot Fourteen really provides a unique atmosphere where all are welcome and where you might order a chia pudding or fresh sandwich while standing next to a space flight director, a catastrophe modeller or a rocket scientist.”
“Health, wellbeing and sustainability are also top of mind here at the district. We’re the first pre-certified WELL Community in the southern hemisphere.”
Headed up by Brett Hicks-Maitland, owner of Lot Fourteen’s popular Community Café and Bar, Good Neighbour deli will complement the district’s existing offering.
“Expanding the district’s food and beverage offering in a healthy, fast and diverse fashion, all of our food will be ‘grab and go’; but we’ll never skimp on flavour or nutrition.
“Where Community is the cosy sofa prime for settling in and taking your time, Good Neighbour is the kitchen counter, stocked and ready to quickly and deliciously fuel your day. Think of it like borrowing milk from your neighbour – have a quick yarn, get what you need and get back to it.”
And in the spirit of good neighbours, the deli is investing in local business and collaborating across the district to conduct their operations.
“We’ve collaborated with Lot Fourteen based Svelte Studios to design our brand and build out the website, including a backend payment plan where you can quickly log in, pre-order for a specific time, pay and then grab and go,” Hicks-Maitland says.
Business partner, Andrew Nunn, says he’s extremely excited about the opening of Good Neighbour Deli. “Having spent a substantial amount of time at Lot Fourteen over the last couple of years, I realise how fundamentally important the existing Community Café and Bar is in promoting the interactions and discussions that are essential to the growth of businesses in the ecosystem.”
“As Lot Fourteen continues to grow, the requirement for additional food offerings are fundamental; and the opening of Good Neighbour Deli is a great indicator of the ongoing growth of innovation and enterprise across the innovation district.
“Having the opportunity to invest some time and capital is a wonderful opportunity to extend my involvement with Lot Fourteen for many years to come.”
Extending collaborations outside of the district, Aboriginal visual artist and Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara woman, Elizabeth Close, has designed the deli’s striking mural; with a narrative centred on the importance of Acknowledging Country wherever we are.
Open Monday to Friday, 8am-2pm, Good Neighbour are offering a coffee discount of 10 percent off until the end of March for the wider public, and until 14 April for Lot Fourteen based employees.
For full menu or to pre-order, visit: goodneighbourdeli.com.au
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