Honest Bob’s Snack Stop:
Bob is our neighbour at the front of the Tonks hardware shed. We started out trying to resist feeding ourselves here every day… but his southwest burgers with jalapeño detail and double minced brisket patties oozing with special homemade bbq sauce, are just too good to resist! Find him: https://www.facebook.com/hobosnackstop/
Tonks timber, plumbing and hardware:
Of course we love that we share similar aesthetics and love of industrial ‘stuff’ with our direct neighbours and dear friends, Tonks. We are a little tucked away down here, so we need to huddle together when the weather gets cold. Not great with web presence, this mob are more a ‘word of mouth’ affair! 4 Lewis drive, Castlemaine. https://www.facebook.com/tonksbros/
The Mill, Castlemaine.
This ambitious and exciting project was embarked upon by our friends Phil and Ronnie just a few years back when the Victoria Carpets factory site came up for sale. It took their bold, innovative confidence to turn this into what has now become a cultural ‘hub’ for our amazing town.
The Mill is reason alone to visit Castlemaine. https://millcastlemaine.com.au/
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine.
Ex Salvage Yard hacks themselves, Campbell and Tim and their dynamic partners’ Andrea and Felicity, emailed us last year when we were overseas announcing their ‘retirement’ from the yard, due to the fact that they had just ‘bought a theatre’. This is it, and it is a cracker! http://www.theatreroyalcastlemaine.com.au/
This beautiful studio, tucked down on Templeton street, houses the brainchild of Tim Preston and Debbie Taylor. This duo is in both parts incredible artisans of timber products and multi talented designer/project manager. Usethings the studio stocks best quality, useful products that will last a lifetime. http://www.usethings.com.au/
I know this town has a multitude of overtly talented web designers and builders… but we can only speak for the folk who have helped us directly. This mob are ace, have all the skills to get you on the right path, and their website is full of DIY advice so you can leave to get on with doing all the hard bits in the back end! https://greengraphics.com.au/
Platform No. 5
Antun Davcik has created a beautiful space down at the old woollen mills to showcase the work of local creators and provide high quality ‘pieces’ for those who appreciate furniture from a bygone era. Antun creates furniture, beautifully cobbled together from his own salvaged collection!