Nestled in the outskirts of the CBD, the once industrial suburb of Bowden really is making ‘life more interesting’ with its rather recent and exciting establishment, Plant 4 Bowden.
The old Clipsal building (1 Third Street, Bowden) has been transformed and now hosts markets every Wednesday, from 4pm to 9pm; Saturday, from 9am to 3pm and Friday from 5pm to late.
The minimalistic building maximises the use of natural light, with a distinct factory-style roof and interior setting that can best be described as industrially-chic.
Every Friday from 5pm sees the recently renovated Plant become an Adelaidian hotspot, with plenty of pop-up fashion stalls, food options, a DJ and an accompanying upstairs bar.
Vintage jewellery at The Silver Boutique, homemade bath and body products by The Purple Maiden and some must-have recycled and handmade clothing,are just some of the wonders found on the mezzanine level.
On the ground floor, the Plant is home to a great variety of cuisines, ranging from Afghan, Greek, Italian and Indian, together with popular health-conscious restaurant, Nutrition Republic, and The Lost Loaf: a bakery known for its sourdough specialty.
Even the IGA at the southern entrance is a stylish looking supermarket (opening 7:30am to 8:30pm everyday) and remains committed to a ‘5 Green Star Rating’, by keeping its produce in aptly cooled fridges.
A short walk away from the train station and a free tram ride from town, there’s no doubt that Plant 4 Bowden is an ideal destination for some Friday socialising, an evening drink and a tasty feed.