Fremantle has a fantastic new large retail outlet in the former Spotlight building at Adelaide Street next to Target. MANY 2.0 is the incubator for independent small businesses that started as Many 6160 in the former Meyer building at Kings Square in 2013, but had to relocate due to the Kings Square project development.
I like the more compact and cohesive MANY 2.0 retail collective in the new location better than at Kings Square as it looks more lively and like a nicely crowded creative market place that invites to browse and discover cute innovative things.
There is so much to look at and buy so MANY 2.0 should be one of your first destinations if you are looking for gifts for someone. There is bric-a-brac, art, fashion, craft, designers, a hair dresser, cafe, hats and a large variety of other quirky and funky things.
MANY 2.0 is open Thursdays to Sundays but they are already talking about probably opening another day because there are many more people in the area than at Kings Square.
Go and check it out and support local small retailers!
Don’t forget to come to the goodbye party for MANY 6160 in the former Myer building at Fremantle’s Kings Square from 5-9 pm today.
Family entertainment, live music, food vans and more, and lots of things to buy.
MANY 6160 in the former Myer building at Freo’s Kings Square will have to move because of the Kings Square project development, so on Friday February 24 there will be a goodbye party. Below the details:
Wonderful friends of MANY. As you know, at the end of this month, we’re on the move…. so that means one thing;
A GOODBYE PARTY! BAZINGA!
Everyone is welcome to join us for this free-to-attend event at MANY (entry via King’s Square doors) from 5pm on Friday 24 Feb. Come by to enjoy live music, DJ’s, games, food trucks and a bar.
We’d love to see as many of you here as possible – so we can thank you for your amazing support over the past 3.5 years.
Kids, grannies, pets, and all your mates… everyone’s welcome to party with us. See you there.
I understand that some of the MANY businesses will temporarily move into the former Spotlight building that is also earmarked for development, while others are moving into the Henderson Street police station/courthouse complex.
A funky new cafe and clothes shop has opened at Elder Place opposite the Fremantle railway station. The Calypso Warehouse looks inviting, cosy and cute, so check it out when you are down that way.
They sell women and men clothing, coffee and other things.
It is on the corner of the Wilson carpark and next to CODA architects.
Sadly further in town at the Piazza the Red Cherries coffee bar has closed but they now operate the cafe in the Fremantle Markets food yard section on weekends.
Small retail is sadly still a bit of a revolving door in Fremantle with new small businesses opening and closing regularly. No doubt some of the failures are due to a bit of naivety and not doing market research before opening shop.
The small fashion boutique next to Common Ground and The Bank cafe in High Street has closed, but west of it in the former newsagency next to the Adam Monk Gallery and Bitches Brew framers ACAI Brothers superfood bar is setting up shop.
At Atwell Arcade they are nearing the end of the development and already HYPE is moving in goods on the corner of Cantonment and Market streets, under the new tin awning. Lights are hanging in the arcade and in the High Street mall new businesses have opened in the development.
In the former TAFE Quinlan cafe site at High Street a new small cafe has opened as part of the private hospitality training centre there. No idea why a small cafe needs five large flat screens on its walls, so not my cup of tea for a quiet coffee and reading the morning papers.
We still got a long way to go in Freo to claim economic recovery, but with the real prospect of development at Kings Square and many more buildings sites popping up around the CBD Fremantle is well on its way to the future.
What a lovely atmosphere today at the Blinco Street Cafe FLEA MARKET in the very arty and hippy Fremantle Fibonacci Centre, and how nice to see so many people turn up to grab a bargain, listen to live music, catch up with friends and have an excellent coffee and meal at the cute little cafe.
I hope they will make this into a regular once a month event during the colder months.
If you haven’t been to the Blinco Street Cafe go and try it out. Tomorrow morning they will open at 4.30 am to cater for the people who attend the ANZAC DAY dawn service, so go and grab a cuppa on your way to Monument Hill! The cafe is only a three-minute walk away from it.
The lovely Sheree and Jon Dornan known from Fremantle’s Love in Tokyo now have a new venture just down the road in Myaree and their first event is happening, so go and support them.
Here their Facebook message:
After many weeks of moving, building, painting and preparing our showroom THE ROOM at our new business BLOCK D STUDIOS we are ready for our first event.
THE ROOM will be transformed into an exclusive boutique for 3 days only
Friday April 15 4pm – 7pm
Saturday April 16 10am – 4pm
Sunday April 17 10am – 4pm
Sheree Dornan and some of your favourite brands from Love in Tokyo along with new brands for you to discover will be available to purchase.
There will be lots of parking right outside
4/89 Norma Road Myaree (corner of Norma Road and Blaikie Street) Directly behind Total Eden
Congratulations to 22-year-old North Fremantle fashion designer Natalie Rolt who has been invited to show her after five designs at the New York Fashion Week. Ten of her pieces will be shown on the catwalk.
Staying with fashion, Velvet Sushi is moving into a new shop in the Queensgate Centre in William Street near the Fremantle Townhall.
Nice to hear that our delightful Fremantle federal MP Melissa Parke shops locally. She has commissioned Freo designer Deborah McKendrick of VELVET SUSHI to design her wedding dress and that of her mother and also for the bridesmaids.
Melissa will get married to Perth business man and arts patron Warwick Hemsley in 2016.
There is a big fundraising RECYCLED FASHION SALE on this weekend November 7 and 8 to help rais funds to get an urgently needed shipment of clothing to the people of Monkey Bay in Malawi.
All proceeds raised by the Southern Cross Volunteers will go toward the shipment.
The SALE is on from 10-5 at Anjel MS, 70 High Street, Fremantle, so please buy some clothes and do support it!