is a neighbourhood
in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
. It is located near downtown
, and is bounded approximately by Empire Avenue, Freshwater Road and Newtown Road.
Rabbittown was first developed in the years between World War I
and World War II
. Many of the street names correspond to locations where the Newfoundland Regiment
fought or was stationed during World War I. Merrymeeting Road is the primary traffic and commercial street.
Rabbittown exists primarily on the North ("outer") side of Merrymeeting Road, which was one of the early official boundaries of the City of St. John's. The neighbourhood is home to many students; the neighbourhood is within walking distance of Memorial University of Newfoundland
, and contains many relatively low-rent apartments.
Rabbittown is generally a residential area. The area's primary commercial enterprises are two grocery stores; Coleman's and Sobey's
, as well as two barber shops and several independent family-owned short-order restaurants serving local favourites (fish, chips, dressing & gravy; turkey dinner, etc.) The area is also served by two convenience stores, a drugstore and one gas station.
The Rabbittown Community Centre, which is located at 26 Graves Street, hosts a number of services for different age groups. There is a teen program, an afterschool program, an adults' neighborhood group. Also on-site are an Employment counselor, a CAP site and a nurse.
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