Hooray! Finally after what seems an eternity, The Barracks at Petrie Terrace is opening on Thursday. I'm just as excited about the new Coles (boy am I sick of the parking ticket system at Woolworths Paddington) as I am about Chelsea, which is a restaurant and wine bar being opened by Michael Hoare of Cirque Café in New Farm. There are lots of other food outlets, a Swiss ice- creamery and the Centro movie theatre group. Also opening are Honey Birdette and Coaldrakes amongst others. It's way too exciting.