Sunday 20 May 2018

Heard Under the Sheds – 20/5/2018

Car Parking on Queen St – this photo was taken at around mid-day on Friday. It is amazing how much extra space you create for customers when traders are banned from parking in prime locations.

The Need For Change – we love this analysis from one of our traders. “I have done everything I can to maximise my customer service in a set-up/pack-down market. But my customers have moved on. They demand more and more convenience. I need much better market facilities if I am to keep up.”     

"OK I will take all three. It is not easy
to find leather like this."
Celebrity Customer – Mino from JLP regularly posts photos on Facebook of his customers. It is all part of social media engagement. This photo taken on Friday is of Jazz Legend, Henry Butler.

Malaysian Conference Customers are still in town according to one of our souvenir traders.

String Bean Alley contenders – we understand there are now two containers up for grabs and a decision on the successful applicants is expected early next week.

Theft In The Market – one of our traders in the Upper Market has security cameras at his stall and he occasionally catches thieves at work. Here is a link to the latest theft video. –

Sally Capp – there is only one black mark against our new Lord Mayor according to one trader. Actually it is a black and white mark. She was on the Board of the Collingwood Football Club.

String Bean Alley – apparently management are talking about charging SBA traders more for the Night Markets and possibly limiting the term of tenure. As a few traders have said – all of a sudden SBA looks less attractive.

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