The Central Middlesex Hospital is located here. On the southern side beyond the arterial Western Avenue A40which leads to the Hanger Lane Gyratory Systemis the Royale Leisure Park, which contains a cinema, restaurants, arcade and a bowling alley. As well as many small industrial firms, Park Royal is the location of some large company buildings, including McVities  and Heinz. The old Guinness brewery and sports ground site at the south-western extremity of the district has now been totally demolished, however the rail sidings are still in use for aggregate freight traffic supplying the Lafarge Tarmac depot.
The Chinatown Mall was opened in Denied land, the immigrants set up camp in York's Hollow waterholes in the vicinity of today's Victoria ParkHerstonQueensland.
A number of the immigrants moved on and settled the suburb, naming it after the ship on which they arrived. A post office was established in His business thrived and, after extension, he travelled to England inleaving his manager of two years, James McWhirterin charge.
Soon after his return, McWhirter established a competing drapery business opposite Beirne's in Beirne and McWhirter became keen rivals and are credited with establishing the Valley as a hub of commerce from the late s.
In the late 19th century, commercial activities in Brisbane were divided along religious lines, with Protestant shopkeepers setting up along Queen and Adelaide Streets in the central business district, and shops operated by Roman Catholics in Stanley StreetSouth Brisbane.
However, in the Brisbane flood and again inmajor floods wiped out many shops in South Brisbane, and owners in that area decided to move and set up operations north of the river in an area free of flooding. The area they chose was Fortitude Valley. By that time Brisbane's horse-drawn tram system already centered on Fortitude Valley, making it the logical choice to establish a shopping precinct.
Fortitude Valley was also strongly advocated as the location of a new town hall in what became known as "the battle of the sites". However, a petition was raised in support of the Adelaide Street site and with the support of Charles Moffatt Jenkinsonthe mayor of Brisbane init was chosen over the Fortitude Valley site.
The Overells Building was completed in Owing to its proximity to the central business district and the close concentration of public transport in the area, the Valley became the largest non-CBD shopping precinct in Australia through the s and s.
The rise of suburban shopping centres and the closure of the tram network in sounded the death knell for Fortitude Valley, with a gradual decrease in customers.
David Jones closed its Valley store in the s and Myer closed its doors in the early s, and the once-thriving commercial centre devolved to dilapidation. In the s and s, the area fell into disrepute and, with the tacit support of police and government, illegal gambling houses and brothels set up shop.
Entertainment district[ edit ] As the first step to its revitalisation, the Chinatown Mall opened in The s saw the development of Fortitude Valley into a thriving live music scene and nightclub district.
Inthe Brunswick Street pedestrian shopping mall was established. Thereafter, the Brisbane City Council led a concerted urban renewal campaign, encouraging high density residential development around the suburb.
Inaround 50, people head to Fortitude Valley's clubs, pubs and restaurants each weekend night. Musicians and their fans revolted through the "Save the Music" campaign and, 20, signatures later, petitioned Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government to address the emerging problem.
The aim of the Valley Music Harmony Plan is to manage the impacts of music noise on residents and businesses without compromising the viability of the entertainment industry in Fortitude Valley. That resulted in in Fortitude Valley becoming Australia's first "Special Entertainment Precinct", designed to protect both live music and new residents through planning restrictions.
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