There is something about these large chain Op Shops that don’t work for me and that’s probably why I rarely review them. I visited this one in Queenscliff on the day of a music festival. It was packed with bargain hunters trolling through racks and shelves for treasure. But it had no community feel or something special. I’m used to funky little places that have a good vibe – this felt like a race to find something worthwhile.
The staff are lovely and there certainly is a lot of stock – too much for my liking. I did like the tennis balls on the end of the racks to protect people from injuring themselves – nice touch!
There are other Op Shops in town which I will review and you can read about in the future plus there are a few secondhand stores that have interesting treasure.
LOCATION: 31 Hesse St, Queenscliff
PHONE: (03) 5258 2273
PARKING: There is parking out front but there are restrictions. Be careful for parking inspectors.
TRANSPORT: There are a number of ways of making your way to this Op Shop other than car. Click here for bus information from Geelong via Ocean Grove
ATM: There are a number of ATM’s in Hesse Street – Bendigo Bank, ANZ, Commonwealth, Westpac, NAB.
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 on the corner of Hesse and Hobson Streets.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Vinnies Australia Facebook click here.
WEBSITE: Vinnies Australia
DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.
OTHER STORES: There is another store in Ocean Grove.
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