Eat Street Markets on the move

February 22, 2017 by  

The Eat Street Markets are to be relocated and transformed into a multimillion dollar attraction.

The popular market, which attracts regular shoppers from Milton, Fortitude Valley and surrounding areas, is heading to a nearby seaside location on Hamilton, Queenslands north side.

The move was confirmed by Peter Hackworth, market entrepreneur and restaurateur, who originally opened the container-based markets in 2013 joined by television personality Jacki MacDonald and film producer John Stainton.

According to MacDonald, the use of shipping containers, personalised by each stallholder to include individual logo designs, signs and lighting, was an Australian first.

In excess of 80 shipping containers were reconfigured into produce stores, galleries, bars and mini restaurants.

A feature at the markets has been the presence of local chefs, who were personally invited to share their culinary creations prepared in some of the shipping container kitchens with market patrons.

The latest move is expected to take the markets to a new level with the introduction of an adventure park that will be geared towards international and national tourists.

While remaining tight-lipped about the new-look attraction, which is expected to be up and running by the end of March, Hackworth described the innovation and move to a seaside site as a big step up.

She also revealed plans included many innovations that had the potential of turning the once twice-a-week markets into a seven-day national tourist attraction.