On a trip to Italy in February 2018 we visited a thrift store in the city of Ancona and the desire to have a similar store in Wolfsberg was born. At that time I sent our friend Andreas Mosgan-Steinbachner some photos of it and this started a ball rolling. The ShadtmacherInnen and the city council supported the idea and in November 2019 Andreas and his wife Martina opened the store “Fundus” with the help of a pop-up promotion.
There has never been an original second-hand shop like Fundus in Wolfsberg before. From the beginning, the visitors were enthusiastic about the old furniture and the lovingly arranged objects and 6 months after the opening it was necessary to epand. Fundus in Bambergerstraße now has many regular customers, but it still happens that locals come in, look around in amazement and remark that the shop must be brand new because they hadn’t noticed it yet. Strangers have also discovered the shop – many through social media such as Instagram, but some also by chance while strolling around during a visit to Wolfsberg – and everyone is enthusiastic about the store.
This shops attracts, just by looking in the windows on two sides you can discover a lot of things grandma had and inside the shop you are taken on a journey back in time. Pieces of furniture such as cupboards, chests of drawers, tables and chairs can be found here on two floors and crockery, glasses, table linen, old photos, records, kitchen utensils, books and much more are lovingly arranged throughout the store. It´s like a treasure chest, full of treasures, big and small – and the motto “There’s something for everyone here” is really true.
The shop is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and on Fridays also from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Until recently the store was only open on the first Saturday of the month – but since more and more people are out and about in the city centre on Saturdays – at KuKuma and in the pedestrian zone (until 2 p.m.) – Fundus is now open EVERY Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Until March 31st, 2022 there is again the opportunity to submit a business idea to the city council in order to be selected for a pop-up promotion. The pop-up project is entering its fifth round and the vacancies in inner-city Wolfsberg are filling up. Take this opportunity and dare to realise your own business dreams. Fundus is proof that a lot is possible – even in Wolfsberg.