“Planting seeds of a new marketplace” by Weekly Times Messenger

29 Jul 2015

Local community groups will be able to market themselves alongside boutique shops, trendy cafes and popup produce stalls when a vacant warehouse in Bowden is next year turned into a vibrant marketplace.

Family-owned Ceres Market Shed Group – the team behind the popular Market Shed on Holland – will soon start work to redevelop Plant 4 at the old Clipsal site on Park Tce.

The 1900sqm warehouse will include an IGA supermarket, cafes, restaurants, small shops and community-event spaces.

It is expected to be open by Spring next year.

Ceres Market Shed Group co-owner Marilyn Kaitatzis said the two-storey warehouse would house “bricks and mortar” businesses next to stalls run by “young and vibrant entrepreneurs”.

“We are keen to grey the lines of traditional marketplace and create an environment where the different tenants work together, rather than always be in competition with one another,” Ms Kaitatzis said.

“There will also be opportunities for local community groups to showcase their projects and produce inside the warehouse with the other tenants.”

Ms Kaitatzis said negotiations with prospective tenants were ongoing.

But she said there would be a strong focus on promoting produce and products from regional SA, including the Flinders Ranges and KI.

She said the IGA would be open seven days a week, while markets would likely be held on Wednesday and Saturdays.

The cafes and restaurants would be open most days.

The opening of Plant 4 coincides with development of about half of the State Government’s $1 billion Bowden project site.

Renewal SA’s project director Alicia Davidge said the Ceres group were well-suited to Bowden.

“The Market Shed on Holland has been a great story,” Ms Davidge said.

The Ceres Group’s move into the inner west comes after the popular Bowden Organic and Sustainable market last week held their final event before a move to Frewville Shopping Centre.

Authors: Dan Jervis-Bardy, Sheradyn Holderhead

(Article attribution to: ‘Weekly Times Messenger, Adelaide, Sourced on 29 July 2015, General News Section′)

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