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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. Merivale diversified into both hospitality and property interests in the early 1970s, acquiring the Angel Hotel in Pitt Street and a substantial property portfolio.
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. Notable assets include Hotel CBD, the Newport Arms Hotel and the Slip Inn.
- Husband, Wife Fashion Team Canberra Times 5 December 1975 page 15
- John Hemmes obituary: Merivale Group founder and hospitality legend with sharp eye for fashion and restaurants Sydney Morning Herald 6 March 2015
- The Merivale effect: an insight into Sydney’s hospitality empire Hospitality Magazine 30 November 2015
- Our Story Merivale
- Sydney hospitality heavyweight Justin Hemmes calm at centre of Merivale expansion Good Food 6 October 2015
- Hotel CBD Merivale
- How Justin Hemmes snapped up the Newport Arms Hotel in dramatic late night $50m deal Daily Telegraph 18 March 2015
- Slip Inn Merivale