The Golden Goods

Lined with curious condiments, pantry staples and artisan goods, The Golden Goods is the latest offering from Twahan McMahon, who long-time locals might recognise from the suburb’s much-loved (and missed) Small Stall, which used to reside along the Gold Coast Highway. A self-described hawker and curator at her core, in true Twahn style, The Golden Goods is not a straight retail space. It is in the sense that everything you can touch, you can buy (except the shelving), but it differs in that there’s no neat pigeonhole for it to fit into or short answer to the question ‘what is it’. Part meeting place, part old-school corner shop you can swing by on your way home for something to heat and eat, part gallery space, part gift emporium, part gourmand’s dream pantry, The Golden Goods is all of those things and so much more. Having spent a number of years in food styling, Twahn has leaned into this to curate a collection of homewares, including ceramics from Jo Norton (thrown by Jo) and Little Tienda’s homewares range, alongside chilli oil from Umami Papi, artisan Japanese sauces and ferments from Byron Fermentary. Gracing the walls, you will find a rotating feature artist, something Small Stall was well-known for. Among the current roster is Anthony Chicco from Murwillumbah and Its Hopes Are Fadeless, with plans for micro gallery pop-ups and events.

The Golden Goods is located within an emerging hub of activity on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway (formerly home to The Surfboard Warehouse), which is joined by Liquid Things cafe as well as a retail collective from Miami Marketta’s Love Street, Town Folk and Suede Daze.


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