Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New discovery: 1000 Pound Bend

On Sunday I popped into The Milk Market to say hi to Jetsetting Joyce and introduce her to a girlfriend who is starting an online business. (Joyce also runs the very successful CycleStyle website.)

Joyce with her gear from CycleStyle

The Milk Market was a collection of market stalls housed in the slightly strange space that is 1000 Pound Bend.

I've actually been into 361 Little Lonsdale St before (it is just around the corner from my favourite brunch venue, Hardware Societe), but not really understood what it held. After a bit of research, I learned the following:

1000 Pound Bend holds a cafe that serves breakfast burritos, toasted sandwiches, soup, lasagne and pies every day of the week. Be warned though: this isn't the kind of place you'll find a decaf skinny soy latte.

The 450 sqm warehouse at the back is perfect for hosting exhibitions, and is one of the largest independent galleries in the CBD.

It has a cinema that hosts horror movie appreciation nights. Or, you could drop into the Melbourne Amateur Animation Festival, which was so popular last time they are organising another screening.

You can hire a vintage bike from the selection of vintage and classic racers, city bikes and lady's bikes on offer at The Humble Vintage outlet and set off to see the sights on Melbourne on two wheels.
    Whatever takes your fancy really, 1000 Pound Bend has something for everyone. And on Sunday, that included impressive lighting installations, vintage clothing stalls, and "I think your bike is hot" tags.

    1000 Pound Bend
    361 Little Lonsdale St
    Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm
    Phone: n/a

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    1. Ooh, another little hideaway I must explore. Those hipster bike-tags are hilarious :)

    2. I didn't realise you'd even taken photos of me! Thanks for dropping by :)

      Jetsetting Joyce


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