The Old Brisbane Arcade is an excellent demonstration of recycling heritage buildings for a contemporary commercial use.
The Arcade in Brisbane Street links from the Centreway Arcade and the Paterson St East multi-storey car park.
It occupies 3 levels of the former Brisbane Hotel.
The hotel dates back to the early settlement of Launceston.
Guests have included the Prince of Wales,Governors and Premiers.It was often referred to as the Northern Parliament House.
The developer,Neil Pitt created this retail space to complement his Menswear Store adjacent in the former Majestic Theatre.
The Majestic Theatre was also famous for it's connections with the "Corrick Family of Musicians"The family conducted a music studio in Launceston where the Commonwealth Bank now standsand provided the music for silent films at the Theatre.
Amy was also the flautist in the orchestra at the Princess Theatre. Her sister Ethel (Mrs F.M.Coulter) is remembered in the naming of Coulter Court opposite The Old Brisbane Arcade.
Another Corrick ,Stuart is a popular singer performing at various hotels around Launceston ,at festivals and on the
TT line ferry between Melbourne and Devonport.
Stuart is particularly fond of performing "Beatles" tunes.
The family was honoured by the City of Launceston for its generous contribution to the musical life of the community.