A new pop-up retail space in the heart of the Werribee City Centre will give a leg up to the local makers, artists and designers hit hard by COVID-19.
From 21st January, the MADE on Watton pilot project will transform a vacant tenancy at 90 Watton Street into a curated, market-style experience featuring original, high-quality handmade textiles, stationery, ceramics, homewares, and jewelry.
The pop-up shop, which will run each Thursday to Sunday over the next three months, will have a rotating line-up of stallholders to keep the offering fresh and exciting.
Wyndham City Mayor Adele Hegedich said as well as supporting local creatives, MADE on Watton was part of the Council’s recovery efforts to bring people back to the Werribee City Centre, activate our retail spaces, and keep local jobs.
Wyndham City Creative City portfolio holder, Councillor Marcel Mahfoud, added: “For every $100 spent in the local economy, $67.16 stays in Wyndham. If you shop online from a non-Wyndham retailer only $4.17 stays here.”
“Please note, MADE on Watton will be a cashless store, and will accept payment via debit and credit cards.”
Cr Mahfoud said MADE on Watton draws on similar successful models in Newcastle and Adelaide.
Applications are still open for stallholders wanting to showcase their works in March.
For more information, including shop opening times and the stallholder application form, go to www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/madeonwatton