Out With The Old! – Second-hand Street Market

What better moment to get rid of your old stuff than the Queen’s Birthday weekend! Out With The Old!

The Pear is hosting a third second-hand street market on Saturday June 8. Note: this is a change of date due to weather conditions predicted for Monday. Think neighbourhood garage sale, surrounded by lovely neighbours and with great coffee available!

If you would like a stall to sell your second-hand or handmade goodies, get in touch at athome@thepear.com.au. Stalls are $10 to help cover the cost of closing the road. Update: all stalls are booked out. But please get in touch if you would like to stay updated about when the next market will be!

Stories From Our Neighbourhood: The Pear

This weekend The Pear is celebrating one year since opening with nothing less than a ‘Neighbourhood Street Party’. Since opening, the neighbourhood has embraced The Pear as a place to meet new and old friends, to get good coffee, and to have a chat. The Pear’s aim has always been to reduce social isolation (particularly amongst older people), to connect neighbours with neighbours and to make people proud of living in Alberton.

This ‘Stories From Our Neighbourhood’ video is part of a project by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield in partnership with the Media Resource Centre. The filmmakers followed the renovation of The Pear in 2017, our opening on January 27, 2018 and our first few months. This video shows why we opened and why spaces like our are so important.

It’s the beginning of our story.

Stories From Our Neighbourhood: The Pear

Giant Second-Hand Street Fair

Mark the date; Wednesday April 25, ANZAC Day, from 9:00 AM, The Pear Giant Second-hand Street Fair. Bring a rug and your treasures and setup shop under our veranda. No registration needed, no stall fees, no marquees, just you (and maybe your family) on a rug amongst the rest of us. Sell, swap or give away what you no longer need. The Pear will be open for coffee and snacks.

This Week at The Pear

This Tuesday we have a special school holiday edition of our weekly Art Class with Koruna. Bring the kids and work on a group paste up. On Wednesday, more school holiday specials; Hair braiding and face painting with Tiara and Danica. Thursday, like every Thursday, is run club day. Join us at 6:30 am for an early morning run couched by fitness specialist Mel. Also on Thursday it’s the Parents and Bubs Nutrition Special – part 2. Nutritionist Louise Parslow. Part 2 is all about getting your nutrition right to get ready for another baby. Friday we finish a big week with the first gathering of The Pear Book Club. If you want to join the book club, please send an email to athome@thepear.com.au. For all other activities, just rock up at 10 am at The Pear (Run Club at 6:30 am) and participation is free.

Tuesday April 17 – Art Class with Koruna
Wednesday April 18 – Hair Braiding with Tiara and Danica
Thursday April 19 – Run Club with Mel
Thursday April 19 – Parents and Bubs Nutrition Part 2 with Louise
Friday April 20 – Book Club (please email ahome@thepear.com.au to participate) 

Port Power vs Crows at Alberton Oval

Join us on Saturday the 10th of March for the first (pre-season) showdown of 2018. The game will be at Alberton Oval, just around the corner from The Pear. We will have a special coffee marque in front of The Port Club on Saturday afternoon. On offer are 3 single origin coffees from Brasil, Cambodia and Ethiopia. All coffee is freshly roasted by Monastery Coffee and brewed in our batch brewers.

We will be joined by Brewed By Belinda, our fabulous tea supplier and some local artisans.

Come and say hello at The Pear at Alberton Oval from 12 till 4 pm for some pre-game brew.


Monday March 12 – Public Holiday

Monday, March 12 is a public holiday, and The Pear will be closed. Our team can be found in Botanic Park under a tree listening to some world music.

Thank you to all our customers during our first Month. We will be back on Tuesday the 13th, refreshed and no doubt with some great music suggestions.

So, see you in the park on Monday, March 12 and at The Pear any other day!


Grand Opening

After a year of building planning and conversations with many neighbours, we finally are ready to open the red doors. The coffee machine is in, and the last paint is about to hit the walls.

Saturday, January 27 is the day. At 10:30 am The Pear will be officially opened by Premier Jay Weatherall and David Panter, CEO of ECH (our sponsor and partner).

Come along and taste our coffee roasted in Adelaide by Monastery Coffee Roasters and taste some of the treats that will feature on the menu.

After the official opening we will be open 7 days a week, so come and visit us!


Vote for our ‘Fund My Neighbourhood’ project

Heads up!!  ‘Fund My Neighbourhood’ voting has started. ‘Fund My Neighbourhood’ is a program by the State Government to help neighbourhoods decide and develop funding priorities within the local area. We have submitted The Pear – Neighbourhood Node as a proposal for Alberton and surrounding Suburbs. We need your vote, as the public decides how the funding will be distributed. To vote you need to register here https://fundmyneighbourhood.yoursay.sa.gov.au.  If you live in the neighbourhood, please register and search for Alberton, or The Pear Neighbourhood Node.  We love your support. Please tell your fiends and family to do the same and please share this post. bring in on Alberton!! Thank you ❤️