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City of Melbourne pop up spots !


The City of Melbourne invites applications for their “smallest shops”.

As far as location goes… you can’t get much closer to “foot traffic” than having a shop right out on the pavement of a busy shopping street ! For the past 4 years or so, the City of Melbourne has provided unique retail outlets within a number of tall steel cylinders, dotted around the CBD. Each cylinder opens up to reveal a tiny retail space (less than 2 square metres) – perhaps that’s a challenge to many businesses but it’s a great opportunity for others… (to think small, but clever !) Recent pop up tenants have included potted plants, hair extensions, a juice and snack bar – even a French creperie.

The City of Melbourne has opened applications for new and existing “Street Trading Cylinder” operators, offering licences of up to 3 years – but also short-term stays. They will assess applications based on the uniqueness and innovation of a concept, quality and presentation, its’ business viability and environmental sustainability.

Applications for casual street traders can be made via the Enterprise Melbourne Short Term Street Trading site. Tenders for the longer-term, more permanent licences are now open via


Le Petite Creperie Swanston Street

Le Petite Creperie Swanston Street 2


images :   Street Trading Cylinder – Swanston Street –

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