Friday 8 November 2013

More Public Comments On Renewal

CoM Website - Vicy 07 Nov 2013, 02:37 Pm
"Would like to see the following added to the Queen Vic market: 
Currency exchange booth with adjacent ATM's in the middle of the general merchandise section (possibly between D and E shed). 
More tables and chairs, all-weather umbrellas, trees and plants in containers in the alleyway beside the delicatessen arcade. Perhaps the fishmongers could be encouraged to sell oysters and prawns to be eaten under these umbrellas- as happens at Sydney's fish market. Have the this alleyway regularly cleared of crockery, rubbish etc. as is done in the food court. This eating area is crying out for a make-over. 
Add at least one upmarket, quality Australian souvenir stall. There are many visitors to the Queen Vic who do not want to buy cheap "made in China" souvenirs. 
Bring back the hire trolleys for shoppers use. 
Extend the trading hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays - many overseas visitors are disappointed the market closes so early. 
Melbourne Visitor shuttle bus deserves a better signed posted and more central stop at the market."

Light FM 6/11/2013
“Ken is a bit disappointed that they are making changes to the Queen Victoria Market. The $250 million revamp will see it with a new parkland and underground car park, and will create tens of thousands of jobs, but just as it is, the market is wonderful. The diversity is amazing: hoodies, shoes, sweat shirts in one aisle – shoes, sweat shirts, hoodies in the next!!”

Gram – Melbourne Food Culture Compiled – 6/11/2013
Mila Giganti, November 6, 2013:
“Yes, Great idea provided they keep the ambiance ….and NOT to be transformed into another “shopping venue” : it is UNIQUE and has SO MUCH CHARACTER….: the people, the products and all: A MUST VISIT FOR TOURISTS AND RESIDENTS OF MELBOURNE ALIKE. Viva the Queen Victoria Market!”