The Gaso to be transformed into ethically-minded pop-up grocery store

The Gaso to be transformed into ethically-minded pop-up grocery store

The Gasometer - image supplied
Words by Tom Parker

Green out with Hagen’s Organics.

Hagen’s Organics is set to envelop The Gasometer Hotel this weekend when they launch a special pop-up grocer at the beloved Melbourne live music venue and pub.

Softly opening its doors on Tuesday September 29, the pop-up grocer will officially launch on Saturday October 3 and offer punters sustainable and ethically-sourced meat, locally-grown fresh fruit and vegetables alongside top-shelf pantry staples and vibrant plants.

Expect premium produce from the likes of Madeleine’s Eggs, McIvor Pork, L’Artisan Dairy, Milking Yard Farm, Mabu Mabu sauces and spices. The Mushroom Man Damian Pike will also be dropping in while coffee-loving grocers will be able to treat themselves to the stellar creations of Market Lane coffee.

What’s more, to support their mates in the music industry who have lost most if not all of their work as a result of COVID-19, Hagen’s Organics will be offering a special 15% discount to any musos or crew who make a purchase.

Since COVID-19 forced The Gaso to shut its doors for the first time in five years in March, venue owner Shannon Vanderwert has taken up the role of heading up Hagen’s fresh produce department. Hagen’s has provided employment opportunities for several of The Gaso’s staff since the pandemic struck.

“I never imagined that The Gaso’s dining room would become a pop-up grocery store, but here we are! I’m pretty excited about it, especially teaming up with the Hagen family, and I know our locals will be too,” Vanderwert says of the pop-up.

“Of course, when live music returns, The Gaso will be here – there’s much more life in this old girl yet…”

The pop-up grocer will be open from 8:30am-7pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and 10am-5pm on Sundays going forward. More info on Hagen’s here.

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