Frankston’s pop up Bazaar (again)
An un-loved store in Frankston (still) has its new lease on life, via pop up.
You might recall back in April 2016, we mentioned that another local initiative had been activated within a suburban CBD – via the Frankston City Council’s Space Innovators pop up program. The Frankston Bazaar launched in December 2015 within a large space that had lain idle (un-loved…) for almost 5 years. The ‘Bazaar provided low-cost retail opportunities to 4 small businesses, on an initial 6 month trial basis.
It seems that first 6 months was a success… Council has now extended the Frankston Bazaar initiative, providing a “fresh new look” and inviting another 4 new businesses in. Currently the shop is providing pop up retail space for :
Pineapples Coconuts Kombis – vintage, bohemian & re-loved clothing, handbags & accessories
Eden Gallery – unique timber furniture
Printer and toner cartridges from Frankston Ink
Frankston Vintage & Collectables – “items of days gone by…pretty much anything and everything”
The Frankston Bazaar / Space Innovators program is an initiative by the local Council to “fill vacant shopfronts with creative pop up businesses…. (recognising that) Vacant shops can lead to decreased foot traffic and this can impact on existing businesses…”* The program supports new pop up business ventures (also the long-term retailers and the wider community…) by encouraging activity and renewed interest in precincts which may be struggling to attract or maintain visitors.
What – Frankston Bazaar
Where – 72 Wells Street (corner Keys Street), Frankston
When – 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday, and 10am to 2pm Saturdays
* source: Frankston.vic.gov.au – Space Innovators
images : Frankston Bazaar, Frankston Vintage & Collectables, Pineapples Coconuts Kombis, Eden Gallery
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