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Lions Club Op Shop – Mooroolbark


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I’ve been visiting this Op Shop for years and today I introduced myself to Ken who has worked for the Lions Club for over 30 years and at this Op Shop for 16 years. What a guy. Over the years they’ve donated over $1.2 million to local charities and community projects. Staffed totally by volunteers, this is a little gold mine of treasures. You may need to hunt around but take the time and you’ll be rewarded.

This isn’t one of the fancier Op Shops around but it does have the most delightful staff and their passion for serving the community id exemplary.

Plus you have got to love an Op Shop that is run by the Lions Club and keeps all the lion stuffed toys and statues that come in and put them at the back of the store. Nice touch.

This Op Shop doesn’t have enough space to deal with large items of furniture so it’s mostly bric-a-brac, clothes, glassware, paintings, manchester etc. There are some gem of items like the brand new towels with tags still on them or the funky retro art work that was hiding behind a rack of clothes. fullsizerender_2

OPENING HOURS: 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday to Friday / 10 am – 1 pm Saturday. Monday and Sunday – closed

LOCATION: 50 Manchester Rd Mooroolbark

PHONE: 03 9726 7494

PARKING: There is unmetered parking out the front but it does have a time limit of an hour but you’ll be in and out in around a half hour. fullsizerender_9

TRANSPORT: Mooroolbark train station  is only 300m away and there are regular buses that do along Manchester Road. You can look at timetables for buses here and for trains here.

DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access out the front with only one small step into the store. It’s not very wheelchair friendly as it’s quite tight inside.

ATM: There are a couple of ATM’s nearby – Bankwest on the corner of Manchester Road and Charles Street, CBA at 14 Brice Avenue and Bendigo Bank at the Terrace 300m away.

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.fullsizerender_1

TOILET FACILITIES: Nearest toilets are in Brice Avenue or at Mooroolbark Station.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: no profile

No Instagram but #mooroolbarklionsclubopshop

WEBSITE: For the Lions Club click here.

DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.

Now it’s your turn. Share your stories of the Mooroolbark Lions Club Op Shop. Likes, dislikes, bargains you’ve bought and people you’ve met. Leave a comment below.

Happy hunting

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