New Shops Great Fit For Acland Street Activation

City of Port Phillip
The Acland Street Vacant Shop Project is up and running with two tenants signed up and more announcements expected soon.

Our Council continues to encourage participants, including landlords, to partner with us and take advantage of this opportunity.

Kerrin, a premium casual menswear business, has already opened its doors at 104 Acland Street and The Naughty Vegan chocolate shop is preparing to move in to 96 Acland Street.

Kerrin Schuppan says: “Acland Street is a symbol of Melbourne’s vibrant culture and history, now on the cusp of an exciting renewal. As one of the first participants in the Acland Street Vacant Shop Project, we’re thrilled to introduce our premium casual menswear to this beloved bayside locale.

Our pop-up shop is more than a retail space; it’s a hub for engaging with our customers, showcasing the craftsmanship and passion behind our designs, and contributing to the local community spirit.”

The Naughty Vegan’s plans for its Acland Street pop-up include tastings and offering a vibrant, fun experience for a range of dietaries requirements, such gluten free dairy free.

Made in Melbourne with 100 per cent Belgian chocolate, The Naughty Vegan is committed to bringing the joy of chocolate to everyone with their vegan mylk product.

The vacant shop project aims to help revitalise this high-profile St Kilda high street by filling vacant shops with businesses which complement existing offers.

Our consultants Plan 1 and Ginnane & Associates are working with the Acland Street Village Business Association, landlords, local stakeholders and operators to offer eligible tenants up to 12-month leases at below market rates.

This included a recent stakeholder event at Kerrin’s for prospective landlords, real estate agents and tenants to ask questions and see the high quality fit-outs which can be achieved.

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