The Block Shop pop up (2018)
The Block pop up Shop – St Kilda – is worth a visit !
This week’s blog post is a little late ‘cos I wanted to describe a pop up happening with the current series of The Block. We’re now in the 4th week of the 2018 reality-TV series, renovating the old Gatwick Hotel on Fitzroy Street St Kilda… and right across the road is The Block pop up Shop !
One social media post I found said the store is only open Tuesdays and Saturdays… so I had to wait ‘till this morning to get a look inside. Or so I thought… the shop is actually trading 6 days a week currently ! Those 2 short days were back before the series went to air… whilst the shop was also being used as a meeting space for crew and contestants from the construction site. It also initially included a McCafé® (sponsor of The Block series), but that area has now been turned over to a product supplier.
The space itself took a couple of months to fit out (it was the old Monroe’s restaurant ) – and will eventually be turned over as a development site… the whole building will make way for brand something new on Fitzroy Street. But in the meantime… for the duration of the current Block series… the shop is open, and looking good !
When it’s not hosting fans and TV teams in their pop up store, The Block Shop is an on-line store – selling a wide range of Block-styled homewares, accessories and building products (all of them featured on TV show, of course !) Everything in the pop up store is for sale, although you may have to wait to take it home (it might be appearing in a contestant’s apartment, not yet revealed…) The Block Shop has been trading since 2012, closely aligned with (but not part of…) The Block television series. In 2014 they opened their first pop up store within the High Street Prahran site (that was series 9, we’re now seeing series 14)
This morning there were several cheery staff on hand to greet and consult with shoppers – and loads of stock on the shelves. There’s an interesting mix of artworks, furniture, kitchen bedroom and bathroom essentials, nik-naks and more – well worth a browse around ! And a resident Design Team is on hand (by appointment) to help with mixing and matching…
What – The Block Shop pop up
Where – 79-81 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
When – Tuesday to Friday 11-5, Saturday & Sunday 10-4
See more : Facebook / TheBlockShop
images : Google Images – The Block Shop
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