Unusual store in Medina becomes That Place for artists to gain exposure

Some of the musicians who will be playing on Saturday at the opening of That Place.
Some of the musicians who will be playing on Saturday at the opening of That Place.

LOCAL creatives have been given a platform to display their talents and wares with the opening of a new store.

Catering to many forms of expression, ‘That Place’ is an eclectic mix of music, fashion and arts.

It also features a small boutique with a variety of pre-loved clothing, books and records.

The store is located in Medina at the small shopping centre there on Pace Road.

Owner Sam Bicknell said the idea behind her business was to give artists of many genres a place to gain exposure.

“Performers and artists will be provided with the opportunity to perform live in store, sell their merchandise, display their artwork and in general share the joy of music, life and laughter while developing a greater fan base and furthering their artistic careers,” she said.

“It is critical for artists to support each other and band together.”

She said the store had been well received.

“I am overwhelmed and delighted with the enthusiasm shown by artists and the community in general,” she said.

“It’s also an opportunity to promote the great local businesses in the complex including The Green Barista and Kattler’s Deli.”

That Place officially opened on Saturday, September 9.

Eight acts played including father-son duo Alan and Connor Pitts-West aka Fix the World, Nicky de Blank – the Fawn, solo artists Chris O’Brien, Natalie Carmody with her tenor ukulele and duo Xynthe Lee and Brandon Calder of Tandem.

That Place is open from Thursday to Sunday.

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