The 4217 is Unveiled

The old Surfers Paradise Transit Centre is being transformed into The 4217, a vibrant village hub offering locals and tourists high quality food and dining in an ever-evolving creative space.

The 4217, named after the area’s postcode, is set to become the new social meeting place in Surfers Paradise, bringing together passionate food providores and ever-changing art installations.

The 4217 has been designed to add another dimension to the community offering a coffee house with onsite coffee roasting, authentic Italian gelataria and bakery, a chocolatier, fresh food delicatessen plus a mix of restaurants.

Combining the best of a vibrant neighbourhood village with the variety of an international food hall, thehub will comprise of up to 20 specialist dining, art, food retail and officetenancies and customers will enjoy two hour free secure parking in the 1600 space neighbouring Bruce Bishop car park.

The 4217 plans to integrate the work of contemporary Australian artists and their artwork inside and out and is committed to offering opportunities for the local creative community to be involved.

The first art collaboration, a huge three-storey street-art mural painted by renowned Australian street artists Beastman and Jae Copp on the exterior of the building was unveiled recently. The mural will be painted again by different artists on a regular basis, providing Surfers Paradise with a truly unique large scale and evolving piece of public art.

The 4217 is the vision of husband and wife team James Rodger and Danielle Saleh.

Danielle Saleh, The 4217’s Creative Director, said The 4217 was inspired by international dining precincts, but designed with the local community in mind, offering fine dining experiences but also convenience with quality fresh food-to-go available.

“The 4217 will be a vibrant bustling village where guests will experience a true local community atmosphere reminiscent of a local township. The village will provide local residents and tourists with specialised high quality local food offerings in an ever-evolving creative space,” Ms Saleh said.

“We have secured such passionate food providores so far in The 4217 and the quality of food offering will be fantastic. The artistic element is also so important to us and we are working with local artists to create a really unique, ever-changing artistic space.”

James Rodger, Project Director for The 4217 development said the building and location were second to none on the Gold Coast.

“The idea was to try and bring something different to Surfers Paradise that compliments the local surroundings. We wanted to offer a varieddining experience for the community all under the one roof,” Mr Rodger said.

“The old Transit Centre already possessed the elements of an inherently passive and sustainable building and our architects encouraged us to celebrate its transformation and rediscovery utilising natural ventilation and natural filtered light.”

“The 4217 is in arguably one of the most easily accessible areas in Surfers for locals and is set back from the bustle of the nightclubs and light rail works with safe, well-lit parking next door,” Mr Rodger said.

The 4217 is located on the corner of Beach Road and Ferny Avenue, with two hour free car parking in over 1600 spaces.The village hub will offer coffee house with onsite coffee roasting, authentic Italian gelataria and bakery, a chocolatier, plus restaurants offering international fare and the development has limited tenancies still available for like-minded artisan providores.

For leasing enquiries, please contact The 4217’s Leasing Manager, Brendan Long on 0417 326 454 or email

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