Grub Garage Sale

Sat 27th November, 2021 – Sun 28th November, 2021
9:00am – 3:00pm
42 Dight Street, Collingwood
Did it leave a hole in your heart when the eccentric, knick-knack-filled cafe closed last year? Fill it with a few pieces of Grub memorabilia from this sale.

Late last year, we shared some sad news: cafe and community hub Grub Fitzroy had closed for good as a result of the impact of Covid and lockdowns, and continuing unresolved rent issues.

In 2012, Tim Mann and his partner Mark Murphy took what was a bare industrial building and converted it into something special: a warm, welcoming backstreet retreat with a shiny vintage 1965 Airstream van parked in the front yard.

The eccentric, greenery-covered cafe was filled with knick-knacks, which gave it such a homey feel. But they were packed into a Collingwood warehouse because of the closure.

Over two weekends this month, though, Mann and Murphy are lifting the roller door to host a four-day garage sale, so you get a bit of Grub memorabilia to keep forever.

Shop striking pieces including African water jugs, Eastern European sideboards, Victorian-era printers' blocks, French work benches, Japanese crockery and more.