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Go west: Retail goes beyond the CBD

The concrete jungle has always been a no-brainer for food and beverage retailers looking to establish their concepts in high footfall environments, with an abundance of cash flush consumers – but Sydney’s CBD isn’t what it used to be. For Charlie El Hachem, a Sydney-based entrepreneur expanding café brand Piccolo Me, Australia’s largest city has become synonymous with higher rents, stiff competition and, more recently, disruptive construction work. “What we’re trying to be is a real