On Friday, May 29 Downies held a special event to officially launch their new retail store at Southgate on the banks of the picturesque Yarra River in Melbourne's CBD.
The event was attended by around 30 people, with clients, friends of Downies Coins and Downies staff in attendance. Ken Downie was also on hand to host the launch of the store which has been recently refurbished after relocating from the historic Block Arcade, where it resided for the past 21 years.
As part of the launch party celebrations, the announcement of a winner for the Lucky Coin Offer was made - and while the $20,000 major prize did not get drawn, Mr C Hill of Woodbine, NSW did manage to pick up a $500 prize. Guests were also given exclusive pre-release access to the latest in the Deadly & Dangerous Silver Coin Series dedicated to the vicious Bull Ant.
On hand to capture the event was a videographer who put together a terrific video package about the store, with some of our valued clients talking about what it means to be a collector, as well as sharing their opinions on the new store. Also interviewed were Downies CEO Ken Downie and Senior Numismatist David Jobson, who is based at our Sydney Town Hall store but attended the event as part of a visit to Melbourne to meet with customers.