The Chestnut Tree Bookshop

During a pandemic, West Footscray resident Reem Sweid built a beautiful bookshop in her community, for her community.

Blunt Barbers

There’s an eclectic, rock ‘n’ roll vibe to the place. When he’s not cutting hair Ken is also a street artist and sometime tattooist – he has tattooed some of his barbershop clients before.

Inner West Swedish Baker

In 2020, Inner West Swedish Baker spread the joy of Fika by delivering traditional Swedish sweets, savouries and bread to local households in Melbourne’s west.

540 on Barkly

Simon Matowski’s background has always been in pubs, so when it came time for him to start his own business he knew exactly what he wanted 540 on Barkly to be.

Assembly Yoga

Melissa was due to open Assembly Yoga in West Footscray in May 2020 – but due to the lockdowns, she was only able to open for nine days in June, before shutting again for another 130 days.