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string bean alley

…container pop ups come right into Melbourne…


There’s nothing much new about employing steel shipping containers for pop up structures… across the world many installations have utilized the strong and modular format for their temporary and not-so-temporary events – consider BOXPARK in the UK and the Re:START project in New Zealand (Re:START was described in our earlier post on Containers and Trucks, Plastic and Cardboard)

And now, closer to home… in fact nestled right on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD…. the iconic Queen Victoria Market has recently opened a precinct of containers showcasing local creative talents – offering new and recycled crafty items, bespoke furniture, photography, fashion – and of course coffee and snacks !

The concept was developed by Queen Victoria Market’s CEO Jennifer Hibbs… “supporting local independent artists, designers and craftspeople and providing these small businesses with possibly Melbourne’s most unique retail space”…

String Bean Alley has been open for a couple of months already, with more businesses (containers) to be added soon…. The ‘Alley will be open 3 days per week all year ‘round – also on Wednesday evenings between November and February

If you haven’t been along to the Suzuki Night Markets yet… why not ? It’s been going for 15 years, now offering around 200 stalls of hawker-style food stalls, eclectic wares, wine bars and live entertainment ! Great fun, colourful and certainly very popular with us locals and tourist alike… This year’s night season opens on Wednesday 14th November (which is very soon…. can’t wait !)


where :   String Bean Alley, M Shed of Queen Victoria Market

when :    Friday, Saturday and Sunday (market trading hours) and Wednesday evening


featured image : String Bean Alley


2 comment to "string bean alley"

  1. John lee 19/01/2013

    Supplier for the pop up container frame? How much do they cost?


  2. Scott 21/01/2013

    You could try Melbourne supplier – Space Gallery – they have a system called SpaceCube (see the popUPshops Melbourne post dated 9th December 2012 !)


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