MADE on Watton ‘Reimagined’ opening in April
177 Watton Street, Werribee
Following the success of the innovative pop retail space MADE on Watton by Wyndham City we are pleased to announce that MADE on Watton is transitioning from a Council funded initiative and will now be run as a small business by an independent operator, The Reyes Retail Group.
The business will continue to empower local creatives by showcasing local artists, makers and designers from Wyndham, while also stocking other Australian-made and designed products. Offering unique and highly sought-after brands and locally made products, the pop-up shop will become a destination for locals and visitors alike and will be a welcome addition Werribee City Centre precinct.
Founder of the Reyes Retail group, Liz Reyes was a previous MADE stallholder and opened up the Love Local store in Manor Lakes Shopping Centre late 2021, which has seen great success.
MADE on Watton was Wyndham’s first main street retail, arts experience. An innovative pop up space that transformed a vacant shop in the main street of Werribee (between January and June 2021) into a curated, market-style experience featuring original, high-quality handmade artwork, jewellery, homewares from 60 local Wyndham makers, artisans and designers.
The project was part of Wyndham City’s recovery efforts to bring people back to our city centre and reactivate the main shopping strip whilst supporting local creatives hit hard by COVID-19. The shop became a much-loved addition to Werribee City Centre for both locals and businesses.
The initiative was recognised with two awards; winning the Mainstreet Australia Award for Council Program, Activity or Event over $100k and taking out silver in the Victoria Tourism Industry Council - VTIC Awards for the Tourism Retail & Hire Services category.
If you would like to find out how you can be involved in the new MADE on Watton ‘Reimagined’ store, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to find out more about the original MADE on Watton initiative please email email@example.com