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Community market opens on Flinders Street

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The big blue shed on Flinders Street in the CBD is home to a new market which opens this weekend and is seeking suppliers of fresh fruit and veg and other foods.

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The Market on Flinders is a food, art and collectibles market taking up the space of the former Flinders Street Market, which closed last month. It will be open on both Saturdays and Sundays.

“The Market on Flinders is a brand new start-up market,” says market spokesperson Alison Peck.

“It will have five focuses – food, art, clothing, vintage clothing and collectibles.

“At this weekend’s market there will be 10 stalls – it’s very small at this stage but we’re looking to grow it up to 26 stalls.”

Peck says stalls confirmed for opening market weekend include Blk Mrkt Coffee (savoury and sweet snacks), Allysium Delight Cakes and Desserts (Sunday), Adelaide Hills Flower Barn, Satin and Tatt Collage, Carol’s Vintage and Collectibles, Lee Collectibles, Molkadot Jewellery and Vintage Station.

“We’ve put the word out for a fruit and vegetable supplier and other foodies and anything else that will fit the mould,” says Peck.

“I heard the space had become available, so I approached the owner of the lease – Lee Ring of Lee’s Collectibles, who has operated within the space for more than 12 years.

“It’s a good space for a market. It’s all undercover and it’s a lovely space to fill up and it has a great vibe.”

Peck and a group of five others have formed a partnership for the management of The Market on Flinders.

“We all agree that The Market on Flinders will be a community market that fosters young business and looks after the people who earn a living from the market lifestyle,” she says.

“The stallholders are our customers and we want to be hands-on for the good of the community, looking after both the stallholders and the customers.”

The Market on Flinders is also planning live music and welcomes buskers.

“Markets are a great testing ground for new products and voices,” Peck says.

The Market on Flinders is located at 230 Flinders Street, Adelaide, and opens each weekend from 10am to 4pm, starting on October 1 and 2.



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