Shop plans revealed
The idea is being considered by Stobswell Community Forum as it looks to heighten its presence in the community.
David MacDougall, vice chairman of the forum, said the group hoped to secure the temporary lease of an empty unit on Albert Street, which could be used as a pop-up shop and a place for residents to discuss issues or concerns.
He added that the move would be “good for the community”.
David said: “We are exploring different ways that we can bring the forum to folk’s attention and, at the same time, bring more people to Stobswell.
“We wouldn’t want to have a shop that was empty half the year — we want to be confident that we can use it to great effect over the year in as many novel ways as possible.”
Mr MacDougall said one of the something related to Christmas, for instance.”
“There could also be an opportunity for t he forum itself to i nitiate consultation exercises in the community.
“There are numerous problems and issues in Stobswell that people have concerns about, but we are finding that very few people know where to go to speak about them.
“It’s early days but this is something we are exploring to see if we can make our presence known better.”
Russell Pepper, organiser of OpenClose Dundee, supported the idea of opening a store to showcase the work of artists.
He said: “It would be a different kind of shop for people to go to and would bring people to the area to visit it. It would support the artists and their work.”
OpenClose will be hosting a market in August at Stobswell’s Celebration in the Park event, at which artists will be selling their creations.
A COMMUNITY forum has revealed plans to secure a shop in the heart of its area, in a bid to raise its profile.
Russell Pepper alongside an example of the artwork on a door on Sugarhouse Wynd.