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Todd Mall in 2015
Location Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Coordinates 23°41′59″S 133°52′58″E / 23.699846°S 133.882684°E / -23.699846; 133.882684Coordinates: 23°41′59″S 133°52′58″E / 23.699846°S 133.882684°E / -23.699846; 133.882684
Address Tuit Lane, Alice Springs 0870
No. of stores and services 26
Todd Mall Markets, 2015 (06)
The Todd Mall Markets in 2015

The Todd Mall is a mostly pedestrian mall in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia which serves as its "main street" and is one of the primary locations for shopping and leisure in the town. It contains many of the town's restaurants.

Fortnightly, from mid-March to early December, it also hosts the "Todd Mall Markets" as well as a number of "Night Markets" throughout the year. The Todd Mall is also the location of the Alice Springs Town Council's annual "Christmas Carnival" which features the lighting of the Council's Christmas Tree on the Council Lawns.

History

The Todd Mall is part of the first 104 lots of land released in the original township of Stuart which were released in 1888. From the very beginning the area now called Todd Mall, the northern section of what was then Todd Street, was considered the town's commercial centre; especially after the Stuart Arms Hotel was built (this is now the location of Alice Plaza).

Development

Significant developments were made to the Todd Mall in the following years:

  • 1978; it was turned into a semi-mall; with one way traffic (and it was affectionately known as the Small)
  • 1987; it became a fully pedestrian mall
  • 2013; the far northern part of the Mall was opened again to cars in an effort to revitalise the mall

Buildings and tenants

  • Adelaide House Museum
  • Alice Plaza (previously Ford Plaza)
  • Alice Springs Cinema
  • Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre
  • Aurora Alice Springs (Hotel)
  • Cafe Uccelo
  • Epilogue Cafe and Lounge
  • Jila Arts
  • John Flynn Memorial Church
  • Leaping Lizards Gallery
  • Mbantua Fine Art Gallery
  • Megafauna Central
  • Mixed Lollies (Clothing)
  • Outback Cycling
  • Outbush
  • Page 27 (Cafe)
  • Piccolo's Cafe and Restaurant
  • Red Dog Cafe
  • Red Kangaroo Books
  • Sporties Restaurant
  • Talapi (Gallery)
  • The Bakery, Alice Springs
  • The Gem Gave (also the site of the first library in 1953)
  • The Goods (Cafe)
  • Todd Tavern

Former Tenants

  • Charlie Meyers Saddlery
  • Eager Beavers (Grocery)
  • Gum Tree Cafe
  • Murray Neck
  • Stuart Arms Hotel
  • The Lane (Restaurant)
  • Uncle Edy's Ice Cream (closed 2020)
  • Wallis Fogarty Store
  • Windles Garage
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