We wouldn’t want to be anywhere else...
North Melbourne’s position on the north-west city fringe makes it the perfect location for its unique combination of arts, culture, retail, hospitality and residential. In fact, we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, and it’s the reason the North Melbourne Market has been so welcomed by the local community. The warm and busy vibe of North Melbourne is built on a history dating back to the 1850s. Errol Street, at the centre of all this activity, is a heritage listed street with many amazing buildings full of specialty shops, food outlets and performance venues. I suppose we can’t fail to mention that North Melbourne is also the home of the North Melbourne Kangaroos who train at the old North Melbourne Cricket Ground and have been involved with the grounds since the heady twenties.
North Melbourne is famous for the Victoria Market and has been for 130 years. More recent additions to the market scene are the local Farmers Market held at Errol Street Primary School each month, and the North Melbourne Market which has also become a monthly installation at The Lithuanian Club. The North Melbourne Arts House is the hub for the annual Melbourne Fringe Festival. At this time of year North Melbourne comes alive with performance across venues including the Meat Market, the North Melbourne Town Hall, the Melbourne Lithuanian Club and more.
Thread Den became an icon of the North Melbourne community, drawing national and international attention and visitors. The first combined sewing lounge and retail space in Australia. Thread Den now located in Fitzroy, maintains a strong presence in the local community via the North Melbourne Market.
Thread Den is proud to be involved in the local community and we invite you become involved too. There are numerous opportunities to volunteer and contribute, starting with The Centre and The North and West Melbourne Precinct Association.