Feel the beat in Mackay’s City Heart

Published: 18 Jul 2022

It will be a night of delights when the City Centre comes alive for its first City Heart Fridays event.

Music, dancing, eating, drinking, shopping and painting – take your pick – there’ll be something for everyone.

The event will be on this Friday, July 22.

Mayor Greg Williamson said City Centre traders had come together to launch this amazing activation and council was excited to support it.

“The City Centre has truly been coming alive over the past 12 months and these City Heart Fridays are taking advantage of how amazing the city looks at night,” Mayor Williamson said.

“Council, through the Activate My Place Grants program, has offered micro-grants of up to $1000 to small businesses in the city precinct and they are using these to hold these fun events.

“The first City Heart Fridays aims to attract more people into the City Centre so they can see how much is on offer,” he said.

This Friday is an extra-special celebration for M’Lady’s, who are celebrating 40 years of business in the city.

Jan Simpson and her sister Sue Walker began operating M’Lady’s Shoe Boutique in Centrepoint in 1982, initially focussing on quality shoes and accessories.

They have evolved to sell high-end fashion curated from around the globe, including shoes and accessories from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Nicaragua, remaining loyal to the City Centre throughout.

The public is invited to join M’Lady’s for a celebration commemorating its 40 years with nibbles, giveaways and a storewide sale, from 2pm until 7pm.

There are three new businesses that have opened their doors in July in the City Centre, including Bar 94, at 94 Wood St, Munch Munch Dumpling, at 98 Victoria St, and Wood St Cellars, at 54 Wood St.

People are invited to visit City Centre businesses on Friday, and can also join in the City Heart Fridays fun at the following locations:

  • Bohemian Elyse Monthly Sidewalk Markets from 5pm to 9pm
  • After Work Quickie Latin Paint and Sip, Bottletops and Brushes, 5.30pm to 7pm (Bookings essential $50)
  • Latin Sidewalk Dance Party, Coco Cubano, 6pm to 10pm
  • Fifth Lane Zappar Experience