Dandenong Market Gets Major Business Makeover

June 19, 2011 by  

Small business owners at the Dandenong Market are hopeful that customers will come back to see the results of its $26 million makeover after the completion of two years of construction work. The shopping hub on Clow St held festivities in June to mark its grand re-opening of features such as the new deli, fish, meat and produce halls.

Stallholder Ross Pecora told the Dandenong Leader that customers have steered clear from the market during the extensive redevelopment phase, and began to do their shopping at other stores. He expects it may take some time to get them back, but that the Market makeover has been fantastic in terms of creating a bigger and lovelier retail area.

Fruit and vegetable stall manager Domenic Luppino said that the facelift was long overdue, and that it makes the shopping experience much more convenient for customers. In the meanwhile, sellers at the market may need to engage in further promoting their goods and services with additional advertising through business card printing or increased word of mouth.

The redevelopment of Dandenong Market is a win-win for business and customers. The newly built General Merchandise hall gives shoppers access to a diverse selection of wares, while the recently renovated fruit and vegetable area is seeing plenty of visitors from the local community and beyond. The Market provides different kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables such as organic foods and Asian produce. On the other hand, the Produce Hall features a great variety of products from around the world, including rain fed rices, and exotic herbs and spices.