Fashionistas, socialites, entrepreneurs, creatives and party people descended on the Sunshine Coast’s coolest cul-de-sac, Norval Court, on Saturday 25 October for the official launch of The Creative Hub encompassing a photography studio, a cafe, a beauty & make up salon, and fashion boutique.

Young entrepreneur Traci Castle, founder and owner of Studio Republic (a portraiture studio), is the driving force behind the concept. Previously trading from the industrial areas in Warana, with business booming, Traci was seeking a larger venue that could accommodate a larger vision – a creative work space that could blend together her main passions in life – image, style and taste.

Four creative businesses — The Art of Bean, On Trend, Three Words Styling and Studio Republic — work harmoniously under the one roof, which encompasses 420sqm of floor space in an upstairs and downstairs flow. Many locals will remember the location from when it was Maze Mania, an indoor kids playground that was completely gutted in the process of building the new creative space.

“I wanted to create a space in which all creative fields could come together to work, and collaborate, hang out, shop, be pampered or meet a friend for coffee,” says Castle.

“It may not be on a main through fare, but we hope that if we give people a good experience, it will become a real destination for visitors to the Coast, and a regular hangout for locals.”

What: The launch of the new Creative Hub in Maroochydore.

When: Saturday 25 October.

Where: 2/7 Norval Court, Maroochydore.