Clay Lucas

Clay Lucas

City Editor, The Age

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Clay Lucas is city editor for The Age. Clay has worked at The Age since 2005, covering state politics, urban affairs, transport, local government and workplace relations for The Age and Sunday Age. Clay won a Quill with Age investigative reporter Royce Millar in 2009.

Brunetti cafe in Carlton is still without toilets two years on

Brunetti's at Lygon Court in Carlton.

Two years after it moved into grandiose premises in Lygon Street, Brunetti's has still not installed toilets for customers - despite a flood of complaints.

Food News | Frances Vinall, Clay Lucas | Wed Jan 14 12:40:11 EST 2015

New operators hope to resurrect Rosati in Flinders Lane

The interior will go under the new office block plan.

Rosati pioneered Melbourne's avant-garde yuppie dining scene when it opened in 1986. New operators hope to renew the buzz.

Food News | Clay Lucas | Mon Jul 21 12:29:37 EST 2014

Goodbye picnics? Food trucks given green light for city parks

A fried shrimp po'boy from Gumbo Kitchen.

Melbourne Lord Mayor says food trucks will make the city more welcoming.

Food News | Clay Lucas | Tue Jun 03 12:29:03 EST 2014

Plans for new Stokehouse restaurant selected

Preferred Stokehouse Design Concept. Design Concept by Robert Simeoni

Just four months after the Stokehouse burnt down, designs have been selected for a striking new building on the St Kilda foreshore to replace the much-loved restaurant.

Food News | Clay Lucas | Thu May 01 14:21:43 EST 2014

Debate begins on rebuilding the destroyed Stokehouse restaurant

The Stokehouse restaurant fire.

Architects say the fire that burnt down St Kilda's much-loved Stokehouse restaurant on Friday night has provided an opportunity to build a new landmark beach destination on the foreshore.

Food News | Clay Lucas | Mon Jan 20 03:00:00 EST 2014

Wagamama shuts Southbank restaurant as administrators take over

Chilli beef ramen from Wagamama.

Japanese restaurant chain Wagamama has gone into voluntary administration, and its Southbank venue in Melbourne has been shut down.

Food News | Clay Lucas | Fri Nov 01 16:04:50 EST 2013

Paid in pizza: staff short-changed $250,000, watchdog claims

La Porchetta Pizza

The operator of two La Porchetta restaurants in Melbourne's south-east says he thought giving his mostly young staff free pizza and drink was enough to make up for underpaying them.

Food News | Clay Lucas | Wed Jul 03 07:46:10 EST 2013