The Mental Munchies story is a great example of how our market offers the perfect platform for successful businesses. Offering sweet treats from around the globe, they felt that they already had the recipe for success but just needed a quality space that offered guaranteed footfall. The market was to be that place.
They initially set up their new venture with mixed emotions of both excitement and uncertainty, taking a small 8×8 space in September 2018 on a four weekly rolling contract. This allowed them to test the market and their new business with very little risk and cost.
The business started to quickly take off, capitalising on the recipe of a great product, guaranteed customers, our large social media following and minimal costs. They have been so successful, Mental Munchies have had to upscale on three occasions as demand quickly outweighed supply.
The expansion hasn’t stopped there, as Mental Munchies now boast a 400 square foot trading space within our market, a 2nd shop located elsewhere in the city and deliver their products globally. All from the platform our market has provided.
A note from Peter Hill, owner of Mental Munchies:
“Without the option of trading within The Forge Market, I am not sure if we would have ever started. Unlike other commercial spaces, the market offers minimal costs and as a result minimal risk. The all-inclusive rent and versatility in terms of space is fantastic and something that has allowed me to protect profit in line with trading levels. The guaranteed customer base that a market produces and the secondary spend from customers of other traders has also been beneficial. I would recommend The Forge market to anyone who is looking to start out, expand or downsize”