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Dumbleyung mall clocks one year of service

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Shopkeeper Jacki Ball says she is pleased to see how far the mini mall has progressed in one year.
Camera IconShopkeeper Jacki Ball says she is pleased to see how far the mini mall has progressed in one year. Credit: Kellie Balaam

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.

Shop keepers Jacki Ball and Heather Wright.
Camera IconShop keepers Jacki Ball and Heather Wright. Credit: Kellie Balaam

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.

Customer Laura Bartram browsing the mini mall and what it has to offer.
Camera IconCustomer Laura Bartram browsing the mini mall and what it has to offer. Credit: Kellie Balaam

“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.

Loyal mini mall customer Laura Bartram.
Camera IconLoyal mini mall customer Laura Bartram. Credit: Kellie Balaam

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