An experienced market operator who established a number of successful markets in San Diego is set to commence a weekly food and artisan market from Sunday, August 23 at The Metropolitan (MET) in the new Maroochydore CBD.
StrEATside Market operator Andrew Sisley says with COVID-19 restrictions easing in Queensland, the time is right to start the market, which will operate every Sunday from 11am until 8pm.
“We have some fantastic food and artisan operators locked in, but we are open to accommodate a few more as we build the market over the long term,” he says. “There’s no doubt that the opening day is going to be exciting, but our goal is to continually innovate and evolve to ensure people have a good reason to bring their family and friends back each week.
“Food stall operators along with artists and performers have taken a massive hit as a result of the coronavirus, so it’s great to be working with so many fun people and provide us all with an opportunity to generate a sustainable, long-term business well into the future.
“Along with the stallholders, we will have a range of live music performances, a dedicated picnic area with soft blankets for people to relax under the shade of umbrellas, as well as some fun lawn games. It will be just like a Sunday picnic in the park, but you don’t have to bring anything, there’s lots of food and entertainment and best of all, entry is free,” Mr Sisley says.
“As the sun sets, we welcome nighttime guests, who can select their dinner from our range of food stallholders as the entertainment continues until closure at 8pm,” he says.
Mr Sisley says he is mindful of COVID concerns and is committed to ensuring the StrEATside markets becomes a leader in COVID-safe practices.
“We will have abundant sanitisers available across the whole market and we will be compliant with all other health and safety requirements to ensure all our guests have an enjoyable and safe experience whenever they visit.”
SunCentral City Activation Project manager Bronwyn Adams says she is excited to see the MET host a weekly cultural event.
“We’ve already seen how well the MET precinct comes to life after undertaking a range of events onsite after we opened stage 1 of the new Maroochydore City Centre in August last year.”
To enquire about hosting a stall, please visit streatside.com.au For more information and to keep up to date with developments follow StrEATside socials at instagram.com/streatsidemarket and facebook.com/streatsidemarket.
Weekly from Sunday August 23, corner of First Avenue and South Sea Islander Way.