Quay Quarter Lanes, the first city block to open in Quay Quarter Sydney, has announced lease agreements with several new retailers.

Mexican and Latin American restaurant Londres 126, Tribe Lifestyle Hair, Zini Contemporary Gelateria, Side Room, and Sweet Grana will all be opening in the precinct.

Quay Quarter Sydney is being developed by AMP Capital on behalf of investors.

AMP Capital development director for Quay Quarter Michael Wheatly is excited about the uniquely skilled operators being attracted to the development.

“These latest lease agreements indicate the strength and confidence people have in the vision and development progress on this significant transformation of Circular Quay,” he said.

“With the potential for over 50 wellbeing, dining and lifestyle tenancies in the entire Quay Quarter precinct (over 20 of which are located within Quay Quarter Lanes) upon completion in 2022, Quay Quarter aims to be a global model for future city neighbourhoods with workplace and cultural experiences that bring together professionals, residents and visitors.”

Milpa Collective owner Pablo Galindo, who already has five restaurants across the eastern suburbs, will be opening the 57-seat Londres 126.

“My team is creating a sensorial journey through Mexican cooking techniques and cocktails in a fit-out inspired by the experiences and parties thrown by artist Frida Kahlo, at her address Londres 126, in the 1940’s,” he said.

“We are putting a great deal of consideration into our cuisine to make this a wonderful new experience for Sydneysiders.”

Zini Contemporary Gelateria will offer gelato, coffee, and specialist healthy take-out gelato.

Owner Matteo Zini said, “We think our unique, crafted methods are perfect for the Sydney customer and I’m looking forward to introducing my style to the local restaurants, too.”

Quay Quarter Lanes, located between Young and Loftus Streets, is expected to be completed in September 2021 and will include over 20 boutique retailers.

Hinchcliff House restaurant and bar, located in one of two heritage properties in the precinct, opened in April, making it the first retailer to trade in Quay Quarter Lanes.

Food entrepreneur Scott Brown and his partners at Home Made Hospitality, who run Hinchcliff House, are also the owners of the upcoming dessert restaurant Sweet Grana.

Along with Hinchcliff House, previously announced tenants include Marrickville Pork Roll, The Men’s Grooming, Kobo, and Skittle Lane.

The development will also include Quay Quarter Tower, located at 50 Bridge Street, with the entire precinct covering 11,000 square metres of Circular Quay.