Uptop, a love story (sort of)
The Uptop story starts with a fateful meeting of two good blokes and now good mates, Zach and Jimmy. Soon after meeting they discovered they had much in common -- a love of cured meats, surfing, building and design -- but most relevant for this story, a need for an incredible home for their fast-growing businesses (Zach’s a builder and Jimmy helps people envision and manage building projects). It was love at first sight when the boys came across a two-storey red brick building in the heart Fitzroy, one of Melbourne’s coolest neighbourhoods. 17 Kerr Street had everything they wanted, and more: a huge space up-top with huge potential for them to share their space with other businesses and freelancers. Plus, it’s directly across from a killer café. Zach and Jimmy locked eyes, and knew it was a done deal. The boys got to work, and with the help of talented interior designer Jacqui and place managers Sprout Ventures, turned the space up-top their offices into a bright and carefully-thought-out studio with coworking and small offices worthy of the most awesome freelancers and small businesses.