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The Frankston Bazaar brings new life to Wells Street

The old Dick Smith building on the corner of Wells and Keys Streets has a new lease of life, with three businesses setting up shop at the ‘Frankston Bazaar’, established as part of Council’s Space Innovators program.

Three local home-based businesses have moved into the 540sqm site, with further local businesses confirmed to fill additional space in the new year. 

“From vintage clothing, to memorabilia and jewellery, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the new Frankston Bazaar,” said Frankston City Mayor, Cr James Dooley.

The businesses all applied for space through Council’s Space Innovators program, which has already helped to fill vacant shops in Station Street and Playne Street this year.

The project to fill the site has been a work-in-progress since earlier in the year when Council approached the owner to discuss future plans for the site.

“An agreement with the owner was reached, has enabled a mixture of different businesses to fill the space for a four month trial,” said the Mayor

The project aims to provide new businesses with an opportunity to test the water in a commercial setting, whilst bringing a new lease of life to the area, supporting neighbouring businesses.

“It’s a win-win for everyone involved,” said the Mayor.

Other home-based businesses are welcome to apply to get involved, with space still available at the Frankston Bazaar. For further information, including details on how to apply, please visit: frankston.vic.gov.au/Business/Frankston_Space_Innovators