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Vanishing appears

by Tom on January 19, 2011 in Retail

There are a few shops around town that cater to pop-culture junkies and seekers of retro memorabilia, but newcomer Vanishing Point (40 Abel Smith St) adds a  personal twist. As quiffed and string-tied rockabillies wandered about the tiny shop on opening day, the owners had to point out that what looked like a café or bar behind the rear curtain was actually their home.

Vanishing Point, 40 Abel Smith St

There’s a dizzying collection of books, vinyl, gig posters and ephemera on display, and while it’ll be a definite hit with those who love hot rods and pinball, the range of goods looks broad enough to tempt all sorts of curio-hunters. It’s a bright new addition to a stretch of street that’s mostly dominated by car yards and light industry, and that rumour has it will be seeing some major changes. Watch the nearby spaces.

Tom Beard

On the Venn diagram of life, Tom lives in the vanishingly small intersection between data science, urban design, modular synthesis, writing, gastronomy and meteorology.

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