A FEW years ago, a number of local designers, craftspeople and artisans flung open the doors to the former Myer building and MANY 6160 was born.
Celebrating its second birthday this weekend, the Spacemarket initiative has gone from strength to strength, with more and more people coming through the door.
Spacemarket director Nic Brunsdon said they were proud of what had been achieved at MANY.
“MANY has given WA small business and creatives an opportunity to practise, grow and trade in a collaborative and supportive environment,” he said.
“It also gives West Australians and visitors to Fremantle a great place to shop, hang out and talk to the people making the things they are buying.
“MANY has helped regenerate King’s Square, and given people another reason to visit Fremantle.”
MANY trader Kate Hulett said over the last two years, almost 50 retailers had been involved in the project.
“It’s such a great place to try out an idea, test the Fremantle market, launch a brand and test new products – all without the commitment of a long retail lease,” she said.
“Locals should come shop at MANY not only to find great, interesting products, but also to support all the fabulous small businesses that trade here.”