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by Chris (subscribe)
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Published September 14th 2011
Creative Spirit Centre
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The newly opened Creative Spirit Centre in Minchinbury is a small, two storey building housing a variety of creative and/or spiritually themed ventures. I know that description is vague, but as I will explain, it kind of has to be.

The Centre contains a semi-permanent indoor market, a small arts, crafts, and accessories store, a tea shop, and rooms rented for workshops, office space, and various other purposes. There are also spiritual activities/services such as tarot card readings and communicating with ghosts or spirits or something - I dont know, I kind of zone out and nod politely when people start talking about that stuff. (I will link to the website below in case you want more information on that aspect.)

Who knows what will be there in the future. Floor space is rented by interested tenants and they set up whatever kind of operations they want. The varied and transient nature of said operations makes any description of the whole organisation necessarily vague, and the small size of the centre itself accentuates this variety resulting in a mish-mash of different businesses and activities held together only by a fairly broad theme. This isn't a problem though, in fact it is actually quite refreshing and in my experience also quite unique.

The market area is about what you'd expect, various arts and craft stalls, jewellery, clothing etc. There are some noteworthy differences from the larger more well known markets you might be used to. First of all the rents are very cheap comparatively, so the stallholders aren't forced to charge absurd prices. Second, as it's indoor and the stalls are rented for longer periods of time, stallholders aren't forced to set up some rushed arrangement every morning, giving them much more freedom in terms of what they can sell and how they can display it. Finally, stall sizes are reasonably varied so people just starting out or with services to sell rather than products can just get themselves a small desk area, making having a stall financially viable for a broader range of businesses.

Overall, it's a nice place. The concept is original, there are a decent variety of products, services, and activities for good prices, and there's more to come as it grows.

If you're interested, want to visit, or even want to rent some space for your own business, you can check out their website. Or alternatively, as their website is under construction and looking a little sad, you can visit their Facebook page for more info.
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When: Open Tuesday to Saturday, see website for specific hours.
Where: Shop 43/44 Minchinbury Hometown, Great Western Highway, Minchinbury
Comments
Eclectic is the word I believe you are looking for to describe the Creative Spirit Centre
By Anonymous
Friday, 16th of September @ 10:23 am
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