Dumbleyung mall clocks one year of service
The Dumbleyung Mini Mall has officially turned a year old, and its shopkeepers are very proud of its success.
What was originally an empty art gallery has been transformed into a collective space for small brands and businesses to sell their wares.
The mall is on Absolon Street and is run by seven volunteer shopkeepers, who share the role each week.
Shopkeeper Jacki Ball said they were very thankful to the Shire of Dumbleyung.
“One year on and it has progressed into a community hub where locals are even coming down some mornings to help us open up and run the mall,” she said.
The mall is attracting customers from nearby Katanning, Wagin and Kojonup.
“It’s great to have locals supporting it, but we need that outside support and money as well to keep it going,” Ms Ball said.
The mini mall has a market vibe, with a variety of stock ranging from quandong jam to candles and pre-loved clothes.
“It has a bit of everything and that’s the attraction, especially for tourists passing through,” Ms Ball said.
Frequent customer Laura Bartram said she loved shopping at the mini mall.
“I think it’s a really good community hub,” she said.
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