Our good friends at Eureka Rebellion Trading have run into some bad luck recently and need your help.
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Eureka Rebellion Trading is a concept like no other. First opening in early 2013, the mission was to create a space that reflected Melbourne’s creativity. With owners Anthony and Emily’s industry experience and passion for music and art, we came up with the idea of combining a tattoo studio, barber shop and record store in the one space.
Thanks to the locals, this idea quickly evolved into something much bigger than what we thought we could ever achieve. Through running events and working alongside other local businesses, we helped bring together a wonderful community of like-minded people and created some amazing memories. Some highlights include hosting live in stores with musicians such as Tonight Alive, Gang Of Youths, Kadavar and Blues Pills; fan parties with Every Time I Die and Municipal Waste; art pop-ups with John Baizley plus the infamous in-store acoustic show/live tattoo Q&A with Frank Iero.
“We helped bring together a wonderful community of like-minded people and created some amazing memories.”
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Following a successful first three years, in February 2016 Eureka Rebellion Trading was preparing to move to it’s new location on Brunswick St in Fitzroy. On the morning of moving day, we were hit with the news that the landlord wanted to withdraw the lease despite all documents being finalised and deposits paid. Luckily we were able to secure a last minute short term lease but this didn’t take from the fact that the event came with a lot of stress and incidental expenses. Additonal removalist fees, storage unit hire, extensive renovation costs and legal fees were just some examples of what we were faced with.
“Despite these obstacles we have faced, we still believe that an inclusive space such as Eureka Rebellion Trading is needed.”
Through this misfortune we remained positive and shortly after moving in to 400 Smith Street we decided to make it our permanent home. For the remainder of the year we worked hard to re-couperate some of these moving costs whilst continuing with shop renovations. Just when things were starting to return to normal for ERT, on January 5th our landlord for 400 Smith Street decided to terminate the lease due to reasons we are still investigating. Unfortunately due to the lack of suitable buildings available in the neighbourhood we’ve had no choice but to close ERT until further notice.
Despite these obstacles we have faced, we still believe that an inclusive space such as Eureka Rebellion Trading is needed in the community for creativity to thrive. To move forward, we have put together a plan for ERT to find a new home which we cannot do without the help of our amazing friends, family and peers.