Powering up the coolest pop-up precinct in Melbourne
If you hadn’t noticed, we’re quite keen on pop-ups! We think they’re incredible for a whole range of reasons; the most important being that they are a low-cost and are a easy way to test the waters before you launch a new business, product, or simply set-up shop in a new area.
So when the opportunity came along for us to power a whole building full of pop-ups, we couldn’t wait to jump on board!
See Vend in action at the latest pop-up success
Previously a bank, and currently a heritage listed building, the Swan Street Chamber of Commerce has been revamped to house up and coming retailers, cafes and the hippest cinema in town. Working in partnership with our friends at Pop Union, Vend will be powering the space for the next six months before it turns into a new Richmond destination (rumour has it, it’ll be a gastropub).
If you want to see Vend in action, head down to the Swan Street Chamber of Commerce and have a chat to the retailers there. Plus there’s amazing goodies from the likes of Storm in a Teacup, Pressed Juices, Rustica Sourdough, Will & Co. and My Two Mums to be had.
Plus, for all those who can’t make it during regular business hours, The Val is holding movie nights in the buildings mezzanine floor during the evenings while the food trucks park up out the back. Bonus!
We’re pretty chuffed to support a cool local initiative and lucky to have it happening just a hop, skip and jump away from our office, so if you happen to want to catch-up with us – feel free to pop-in,* we’d love to see you.
*that had to be used at some point.
All the details:
Where: 214 – 216 Swan Street, Richmond 3121 (map)
Opening Hours: 7am – 7pm everyday. Check out the cinema showing times here.
Getting there: The 70 tram runs along Swan Street from the city, otherwise it’s a five minute walk from the Richmond Train Station.
Have you had an awesome pop up experience or story or are you interested in getting Vend onboard to power another pop up space? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and we’ll get right back to you!
About Grace O'Hara
Grace is a Marketing Assistant at Vend and helps make cool things happen behind the scenes. She enjoys talking to incredible Vend retailers from around the world and making the world a better place with her side projects. You can get in touch with Grace by email or connect with her on Google+.