When the new Bradley Street Dining precinct opens at 11am on Thursday, April 18, it may well be the small army of tradespeople who have worked overnight who are first to line-up for free hot dogs and free coffee.
Just 24 hours before the official opening the precinct is a construction zone. Tiles are still being laid, lights still being wired, restaurant interiors are still being fitted out.
"But we will open," regional manager of the Scentre Group Karen Skinner said.
"We have an exciting couple of days planned, there'll be live music from 8am with popular local band The Faumuis, free coffee from Espresso Warriors, there's a pop-up sparkling bar and The Bavarian is giving away 500 free hotdogs.
"We've even heard the Easter Bunny might drop in over the weekend."
The $21 million development, which took eight months to complete, has been curated for Canberrans who are looking for that "elevated dining experience," Ms Skinner said.
"We know Canberrans aren't looking to just go out for dinner, they want an experience.
"We've really thought out everything our customers want from us."
There will be six new restaurants - Fenway Public House, The Bavarian, Sushi Musa, Espresso Warriors X Sugar Rush Dessert Bar, North East and Golden Child, which will open later in the year.
The precinct also offers spaces for live entertainment, play areas for children, with pockets of gardens breaking up the brick and timber work.
Street art has been commissioned from local artists, including Trevor Dickinson who has put up a temporary mural - which he'll come back to complete in May.
It may well become one of Canberra's most Instagrammed spots, a bush shelter, of course, with "best looking couple in Canberra" written over the top.
"We asked what would make the space feel uniquely Canberran," Ms Skinner said.
"We've all seen the amount of change and development happening in Canberra and it's exciting for Westfield Woden to be a part of that and respond to the changing demands of the local area."
Westfield Woden has been operating for more than 46 years and has recently undergone renovations in the food court and fresh food areas. The dining precinct is adjacent to the Hoyts cinemas.
"We know this centre has been an important part of the lives of people here in the south of Canberra and we think the dining precinct finishes it off beautifully," Ms Skinner said.