Merivale (company)

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Merivale is an Australian company. It was founded in 1957 in Sydney by John and Merivale Hemmes, initially as a millinery in Sydney's Boulevard Arcade, later expanding into clothing. In 1959, the first House of Merivale fashion store was established in the Theatre Royal in Castlereagh Street. It expanded into a successful and influential high-fashion chain with three stores in Pitt Street, two in Melbourne and one in Canberra.[1] Merivale diversified into both hospitality and property interests in the early 1970s, acquiring the Angel Hotel in Pitt Street and a substantial property portfolio.[2]

It expanded further into hospitality in the early 1990s with the Merivale restaurant in Potts Point, as it began winding down its fashion interests, closing the last fashion outlet in 1996.[2][3]

John and Merivale Hemmes' son, Justin, took over the business in the mid-1990s and aggressively diversified into hospitality, operating more than 50 nightclubs, pubs and restaurants, primarily in Sydney, by 2015.[2][4][5] Notable assets include Hotel CBD,[6] the Newport Arms Hotel[7] and the Slip Inn.[8]

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