As part of the Shop Small campaign, Victoria’s Leader Newspapers are putting the spotlight on some great small businesses. This month they visited the Melbourne inner-northern suburb of Northcote – a veritable treasure trove of small business gems.
Westgarth Village, which is famous for its community spirit, has always attracted visitors locally and afar – whether you’re a food connoisseur, coffee fiend, avid shopper or theatre-goer.
Only a week into the Shop Small campaign and Northcote’s locals are showing their full support with High Street, Westgarth’s main thoroughfare, coming alive with activity.
“There’s a really good buzz at the moment,” Trader’s Association president Peter Lynch told Leader Newspapers. “There are a lot of new faces around – people coming into Westgarth for the first time.”
In the story, Loren McBride, a relatively new business owner, told the Northcote Leader that the Shop Small campaign has kept her café Barry busy.
“Last weekend queues of people were waiting to get in for half a block up High Street, despite the café having a capacity to seat 110 people,” McBride said.
Barry, which accommodates gluten free to vegan diets, is one of ten small businesses in the Westgarth Village being showcased as part of the Shop Small campaign.
Barry is at 85 High St, Westgarth. Phone (03) 9481 7623.
To learn more about how you can support local business, visit shopsmallaustralia.com.
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