Vulture Street is quickly gaining a reputation as being the cultural hub of West End, with small businesses like Jet Black Cat Records leading the charge! This independent record store stocks an incredible range of diverse artists on vinyl, and owner, Shannon Logan, loves organising in-store performance by emerging and established artists alike. These in-store performances have become so popular, they have now grown into the music festival “The End of the Line”, which is on 9th of November 2019 on Jurgens Street in Woolloongabba.
Another gem on Vulture street is The Happy Cabin, which stocks an ever-changing array of trendy clothes and accessories by local designers. When you walk in The Happy Cabin’s doors, you will be absorbed by the seasonal colours and unique outfits, and the friendly staff are more than happy to help you create the perfect outfit. If you are lost for what to buy young adults for Christmas, The Happy Cabin will surely have something to make them smile when the wrapping comes off the present.
Across the road from The Happy Cabin, you will find Open House Collective, which also stocks some beautifully unique clothing–and much more. They stock an amazing collection of homewares by indigenous designs, and the owners quite often convert their shop into a gallery space, showcasing the work of indigenous and other local artists. A trip to this little strip of shops on Vulture Street will open your mind to creatively engaging and supporting the community through retail business, and the supportive community of all the business creates an atmosphere of a village lifestyle right in the heart of West End.