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Renew Adelaide - Topham Mall

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by Jenny (subscribe)
I enjoy making the most of my weekends & what Adelaide has to offer.
Published August 14th 2015
Topham Mall has it all
Renew Adelaide, Topham Mall, The Flower Nook, The Coco Stop, Transform, The Beigelry, Booknook & Bean, Adelaide CBD, Adelaide, South Australia
Renew Adelaide has partnered with Adelaide City Council to activate 5 previously vacant spaces in Topham Mall with unique and creative enterprises.
Since recently starting work in the CBD, I've enjoyed observing the transformation of Topham Mall – from a popular shortcut used by pedestrian traffic from Adelaide Railway Station to Waymouth Street and vice versa into a trendy and welcoming place to relax and spend some down-time during a busy week day.

A great deal of credit for this transformation goes to Renew Adelaide, a not-for-profit organisation first established in 2010 for the purpose of developing creative enterprise in vacant space. Renew Adelaide has partnered with Adelaide City Council to activate 5 previously vacant spaces in Topham Mall with unique and creative enterprises.
Renew Adelaide, Topham Mall, The Flower Nook, The Coco Stop, Transform, The Beigelry, Booknook & Bean, Adelaide CBD, Adelaide, South Australia
One of my favourite pit stops is Booknook & Bean (image courtesy & copyright Renew Adelaide)
One such enterprise is Booknook & Bean, which has been described by Renew Adelaide as a socially conscious café and bookstore that serves up de Groot coffee, books and Sweet Lola Desserts treats.

Booknook & Bean's neighbour, The Beigelry is reported to serve traditional handmade bagels, schmears and unlimited filtered coffee.
Renew Adelaide, Topham Mall, The Flower Nook, The Coco Stop, Transform, The Beigelry, Booknook & Bean, Adelaide CBD, Adelaide, South Australia
On the same stretch as Booknook & Bean and The Beigelry is The Coco Stop (image courtesy & copyright Renew Adelaide)
The Coco Stop is described as a boutique chocolate shop and eatery selling a selection of locally made, uniquely flavoured and crafted individual chocolate bars and desserts.

Thanks to Renew Adelaide, Topham Mall now has a quality florist. The Flower Nook offers what is described as a florist bringing amazing colour, fresh-cut flowers, terrariums and potted gifts…
Renew Adelaide, Topham Mall, The Flower Nook, The Coco Stop, Transform, The Beigelry, Booknook & Bean, Adelaide CBD, Adelaide, South Australia
Transform is the brainchild of artist, Matea Gluscevic and furniture designer, Richard Le Messurier who promise constantly evolving new work and exhibitions. (Image courtesy & copyright of Renew Adelaide)
Last but certainly not least is Transform – described as an experimental art project and retail shop that looks just like any normal post-modern lounge room, but all the items in the room, eg. furniture, art and homewares are for sale… constantly evolving with new work and exhibitions.

I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping that the economical and social contribution these Renew Adelaide enterprises succeed in gaining them affordable, longer term tenure in their current location at Topham Mall.
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Why? Follow Renew Adelaide's transformation of vacant spaces in urban areas into economically & socially viable enterprises.
When: Weekdays
Phone: Contact Renew Adelaide on 0406 926 601
Where: Renew Adelaide's urban projects can currently be found throughout Adelaide's CBD and Port Adelaide - this article focusses on Renew Adelaide's Topham Mall project.
Cost: No cost to passers-by!
Your Comment
Clearly this tiny mall needed a lift.Let's hope the mall is well patronised , as we Adelaidians love to see our city prosper and become more attractive to ourselves and interstate and overseas tourists.
by noelp (score: 3|1174) 1035 days ago
Love all the recent changes!
by sandy (score: 2|144) 1033 days ago
Terrific job by Renew Adelaide, the mall is looking great however total shame that Café E'late allows their customers to smoke right outside an Exit Door clearly marked "No smoking" and right in the very path that they are promoting to link various parts of the city!!
by jhal (score: 0|5) 1032 days ago
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