The String Bean Alley pop up precinct
Queen Vic Market re-launches their pop up precinct !
The Queen Victoria Market is certainly a Melbourne icon – attracting almost 10million shoppers each year and consistently the most visited tourist attraction in Victoria.# It’s also a destination for lots of locals… not just returning to their favourite fresh food merchant or quirky clothes stall… but to the many and varied special events. A couple of weekends ago, Mod Markit hosted a “modest fashion” sales and swap day, including a “thrunway show” (thrifted garments) – and there’s always the very-popular seasons (Summer and Winter) of the Night Markets… a hawker-style foodie-grazing experience like no other in Melbourne !
Last month the Queen Vic Market unveiled their upgraded String Bean Alley pop up precinct – a row of steel shipping containers dedicated to “artisans, producers and collectors”* The ‘Alley has been around quite a while… starting life as a hub for pea and bean merchants, but more recently as a showcase for local independent artists, designers and craftspeople (the shipping-container concept opened in 2012, as mentioned in our previous String Bean Alley post)
This year the ‘Alley has had a big makeover, an initial phase of the massive $250million QVM renewal project. A total of 26 independent traders will nestle amongst the ‘containers – 12 of those are new to the pop up precinct. String Bean Alley will be open Fridays to Sundays, and during the Wednesday-evening Night Markets.
If you’re a Melbourne creative… interested in joining the traders at String Bean Alley… you’ll find details and application forms here
# source : qvm.com.au / Media Fact Sheet
images : Google Images – String Bean Alley Queen Vic Market
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