They say geek is the cool, right?
Geek central in Melbourne must be the corner of Elizabeth and Little Collins Streets.
Why? Because within a few metres are no less than three pop culture shops:
Firstly, there’s the Doctor Who “popup” (eg temporary, until January) shop. Actually it has Sherlock merchandise too, which probably makes it more of a Steven Moffat shop.
Secondly, a little further up Little Collins Street is this shop, which as far as I can tell, has no actual name. At least, none prominently on display. (Professor Google says it’s called “Critical Hit“.)
Thirdly, that old favourite, Minotaur. I used to shop there in the 80s when it was in Swanston Street. Then it moved to Bourke Street, and more recently(ish, well, probably 10+ years ago now) to Elizabeth Street — the former Melbourne Sports Depot, I think.
EBGames in Swanston Street (also a former Melbourne Sports Depot?) has opened a geek section in their basement.
The ABC Shop has moved to Emporium.
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Yeah, Melbourne Sports Depot in Swanston St closed down over 10 years ago.
I guess shops that sell trackie daks have moved to the outer suburbs (keep the bogans happy!) and paraphenalia/accessory outlets have taken their place.