As a main street Magill Road is central to local community identity, both historically and today as it changes with the times and the needs of the community. Magill Road is home to a mix of traders and artisans focusing on antiques, interiors, gifts, arts, food and beauty. Most business are distinctly individual and reflect the the unique skills, trade, craft and personality of the owners. Magill Road has a point of difference from any other location … you will not find this unique mix of shops in the big shopping centres, nor would these types of businesses generally flourish and survive in these centres.
Many businesses have longstanding relationships with their customers. Most businesses pride themselves in a high level of ‘old fashioned’ personalized customer service. Eureka Antiques has been trading on Magill Road for almost 30 years and is now restoring the furniture of whole extended families and the children of original customers. Magill Road is not about sameness … it is unique, rich in creative energy and full of character. These qualities are integrated with the wider historical and emerging character of the local community and provide enrichment to all.
Peter Young, Eureka Antiques & Gallery
We’ve been at the Yellow Door Studio on Payneham Road for about a year. Artists are always looking for cheap rent – a place to be safe and dry and practice their artIt would be good to have gallery space that supported emerging and more experienced artists; something that could act as a space to meet other artists, build community, network and promote work. That would be great for the area.
yellow door artists
I would like to improve our sense of community and increase networking opportunities for the businesses and communities along the road, to swap ideas and be more aware of each other. It is not only a good idea for businesses to connect, it’s the way of future – if you want something it makes more sense to get it next door than go looking for it somewhere else.
Danny Beger, Berger& CO Lawyers, Payneham Precinct Committee