South Parade is a short strip of shops but in this location it means – less is more. There are some lovely cafes and eateries to dine at but more importantly, there is a wonderful little Oppie. Like all Op Shops, it’s run by volunteers, often locals and they put on a good display for everyone particularly as the seasons pass.
It’s small but well laid out with clothes hung neatly and easily to flick through and see what you like. There is a little corner for kids to play in but they do ask that the toys are put away once they’ve finished.
This Oppie is not able to take large items but do have some smaller pieces of furniture like the cute little papasan chair (below).
As always, they need donations but please ensure they are in saleable condition. There is nothing worse than having to sort through clothes that are really rags.
Profits support those with epilepsy.
OPENING HOURS: 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday / 10 am – 1 pm Saturday
LOCATION: 82 South Parade, Blackburn
PHONE: 9894 8266
PARKING: There is unmetered parking along South Parade with a one hour limit which is plenty of time to walk up and down this little strip of shops.
TRANSPORT: Blackburn station is right across the road and you can look at timetables here.
DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access out the front with a few stairs into the store. Wheelchair friendly but would be very tight.
ATM: ANZ at 120 South Parade or Westpact at 128 South Parade
ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.
DOGS: Just tie them up outside in the shade and please clean up any mess they make. Be mindful of them in hot weather.
TOILET FACILITIES: Nearest toilets are in Central Road at Morton Park or some at the bottom end of South Parade, west of the Op Shop.
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WEBSITE: Epilepsy Foundation
DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.