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The fire ravaged regions of North East Victoria and Gippsland are bringing their wares to Melbourne courtesy of support from the City of Port Phillip’s Placemakers, VTIC, Optus, Origin, Bliss Search, Accommodation Association and 15 of their member hotels, Instant Retail, Linfox, Highlight, Officeworks, Exhibition Equipment Hire and the Government of Victoria.

Retail & Hospitality Comeback Shops are open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from 29 February to 26 April 2020 at 54 Fitzroy Street (The Saint) and opposite at 107 Fitzroy Street (The Thomas), St Kilda.

Fitzroy Street St Kilda is the perfect location to welcome back so many regional people and businesses, because historically, Fitzroy Street with its wonderful old Mansion Flats and hotels was the desired location for country Victoria from before the turn of the last Century right through to the early 1950s.

Fitzroy Street has also always welcomed people who were looking for a ‘Place’, a place to live, a place to begin their life in Australia and of course a place to be yourself.

This Christmas and early summer saw a giant part of Australia burn, with loss of lives, homes, livestock and memories; the communities of The High Country and Gippsland were devastated.

The Fitzroy Street Comeback is a way to say we care, we are here to help, and we know that our Port Phillip community and the broader Melbourne community will be there for the next two months to shop, taste and buy wines, cheeses, handmade sweets and all the other amazing merchandise that will be available.

Thank you to the incredible sponsors who have made this possible, Chris, Manny, Charlotte and Russell our wonderful and generous landlords, donations from businesses including Optus, Origin, Bliss Search, Highlight, Accommodation Association, Instant Retail, Linfox, Exhibition Equipment Hire and Officeworks.

And to those who have been effected in any way by the dreadful bush fires, we say, let this be the beginning of a much better year ahead.

Read the media release here.

Our traders:

Abide
Adventure Guides Australia
Alabasta Organik
Alpine Cider
Alpine Glamping & Diana Alpine Lodge
Alpine Pottery
Alpine Valley Getaways
Argent Silversmith
B and L Lewis T/A Bike and Barrel Wines
Barwite Vineyards
Bee Side Wraps
Billsons
Billy Button Wine
Blizzard Brewing
Bogong Horseback Adventures
Botanic Alps
Bridge Road Brewers
Bright Adventure Company
Bright Brewery
CheekyBits Boutique
Dal Zotto wines
De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate
Dela Viktoria
Delatite Special Occasions
Dickens Real Estate & Bright Holiday Accommodation
DUMU Cafe w Ricardi’s Alpine Gourmet Meat
East Gippsland Shire Council
Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce
FAM Events & Productions
Feathertop Winery
Follow My Wheel
Gallery Lavande
Gamze Smoke House
Ginger Ki Yoga & Wellness
Gippsland Jersey
Glenbosch Wine Estate
Grannys Pantry
Gravel Mob
Gundowrings Finest Ice Cream
Hey Cool
Homestead Estate
Hot Chilli Sauce & Beef Jerky. Rail Trail Cafe
Indigo wines
James & Co
Journey Bright
King River Brewing
King Valley BBQ
King Valley Fine Foods
Kiwi’s Ice Cream
Lightfoot & Sons
Little Cottage Creative
Louisa Morris Cakes
Mansfield Apartments
Mansfield Bushwalks
Mansfield Coffee Merchant
Mat Vaughan Artist
Mayford Wines
Michelini Wines
Milawa Cheese
Gather Music Festival
Mount Beauty Music Festival
Mountainside Photography
Mt Buffalo Olives
Myrtleford Farmers Market
Osborne Olives
Pfeiffer Wines
Pizzini Wines
Politini Wines
Pumpkin Seeds Australia
Pure Indulgence
Rafting Australia
Rail Trail River House
Red Feet Wines
Red Ramia Trading
Reed & Co Distillery
Rocky Valley Bikes & Snow Sports
Rutherglen Providore
Sailors Grave Brewing
Sixpence Coffee Roasters
Sword man
The Alpine Sauce Co.
The Milawa Kitchen and Bread
Valhalla Wines
Wandiful Produce
Warrabilla Wines
Whitlands Blueberries
Wicked Virgin
Wood Park Wines
The Kilnhouses
The Olive Shop Milawa
Tin Shed Cider
Tour De Vines
Walkabout Apiaries
Whipps Designs
Bush Track Wines

(Pictured: Madeline Slattery 9 News at Comeback shop launch)