Prahran Market facelift
July 2, 2012 by Mark
Prahran Market is set for a revamp next year with a replacement to the hall floor in the fruit and vegetable area being made and the introduction of ten new market stalls. This is taking place as part of a development which hopes to make Prahran Market more practical, exciting and hygienic for those who trade and shop there.
Prahran Market general manager Chris Young recently said:
“It’s a very large project. It will be a much more exciting and interesting market, and a much more hygienic one.”
The fruit and vegetable hall will be closed for around six weeks so hot and cold running water can be supplied to each stall, so each stall can be provided with a waste disposal area and so new and convenient coolrooms can be created too. The area of the old coolroom will now offer available space for ten new markets. To fill these places, the market is now advertising for new traders so materials from printing services such as flyers and posters will likely be in circulation in the near future.
Young said he hopes to see “exciting, different concepts” and that they are always looking for “stalls where people can see things being made, and touch or smell or see the process”.
This project will begin in either January or June 2013 as these are traditionally quiet times for the market traders in Prahran. Any who wish to continue trading during the project will be relocated to a temporary mini-market nearby.