Starting in 2014, the Eat Street Markets created a boost to our river city’s cultural nightlife. But who was behind this amazing idea, how did it all get started and what does the future hold for Eat Street?
Brisbane’s Eat Street Markets are the brainchild of four Brisbane identities. Combined in this group are Brisbane’s first lady of markets, restaurants and bars- Peter Hackworth, TV producer John Stainton, TV personality Jackie MacDonald and retail entrepreneur John Harrison. Their vision was to see Brisbane become home to a vibrant Asian-style night market that delighted the senses and provided delicious, well-priced food.
The market which is created out of shipping containers is a thriving hub every weekend for Brisbane. It contains copious amounts of delicious food, fantastic live entertainment and quaint shopping adventures for all. From Greek and Chinese to gelato and cronuts, Eat Street Markets are a fairy-light-lit wonderland.
Now two years down the track the Eat Street Markets team have definitely achieved their goal. The markets now run every Friday and Saturday night as well as Sunday in the cooler months. Eat Street is also home to an open-air cinema, providing visitors with even more entertainment.
But if you think Eat Street Markets might be left behind in future years, you are mistaken. Due to a property development on at the current location, Eat Street will eventually have to move. But don’t fret, the Eat Street team has known about this move for a long time and has already begun organising the new location. You won’t have to travel much further to the new location as it will be just down the road- next to the Northshore Riverside Park.
The new location will allow Eat Street to make exciting changes and updates to their venue. It also means that the car park will expand from 500 to 1500 free spaces. And better yet the Northshore ferry terminal is just next to the new venue.
Although the move is still probably a year away, The Eat Street Markets continue to grow in popularity. And teamed with this expansion, the opportunities are endless for Eat Street Markets.
This is true Brisbane foodie success!