Pre-CubaDupa excitements – part 2

There’s not much that can keep a steampunk away from an op shop, so here’s your chance for a fix.

On Friday 24 March (the day before CubaDupa) we’re exploring what Petone has to offer (hint: quite a lot).  To allow our out-of-town visitors time to get off their planes and maybe even find some coffee, the tour will start at 1pm at the Te Omanga Hospice Shop at 41 Fitzherbert Street.  After that, it’s up to you.  All the shops below are within about a 20 minute stroll – we’ve put a couple of food/coffee possibilities in there, but Petone has no shortage of cafes.

Offers of and requests for rides to/from Petone are welcome.  Let us know if you need or can offer one.

Te Omanga Hospice Shop
41 Fitzherbert Street
Open until 4:00 PM

Hills Hats
30 Fitzherbert Street

Ontrays (gourmet food ingredients)
38 Fitzherbert Street

Village Beads (heaps of jewellery supplies)
129 Jackson Street

My French Larder (lovely savoury pancakes and very steampunk-friendly)
190 Jackson Street – there’s also a good second-hand shop a couple of doors back towards Wellington

Particles of Time (vintage clothing)
3/44 Nelson Street (off Jackson Street)

SPCA Op Shop
211 Jackson Street
Open until 4:30 PM

Red Cross Shop
239 Jackson Street
Open until 5:00 PM

Salvation Army Family Store
288 Jackson Street
Open until 5:00 PM

The Sewing Depot
47A Buick Street

St Vincent De Paul Op Shop
318 Jackson Street
Open until 4:20 PM

A couple of notes:

  • Hills Hats now has a retail shop attached to the factory, and that’s what we’re visiting.  This is NOT a factory tour, so please don’t try to head off behind the scenes
  • Keep an eye on the time (and your ride, if applicable).  We’ll need to be back in Welly by 5.30 for the open evening at Clockwork, and some of us will need to see about dinner before heading to The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Gryphon Theatre in Ghuznee Street
  • We haven’t organised a dinner for Friday night.  Wellington has a huge variety of cafes, restaurants and bars to suit every taste and dietary requirement.  However, it’s likely you’ll find a steampunk or two enjoying cocktails at the Hawthorn Lounge, upstairs at 82 Tory Street.
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