Developer cops a blast over

Developer cops a blast over Esplanade proposal: “VicMusic, a non-profit, organisation representing Melbourne’s contemporary original music scene, has hit out at the Becton Corporation over its proposed redevelopment of the 1878 Esplanade Hotel site in St Kilda.”

“The new tower involves retaining the core of the Esplanade to build six townhouses, 44 apartments, a convenience store and restaurant. But the bottle shop and beer garden would be scrapped under the plan.”