FYSHWICK NICHE MARKETS OFFICIAL OPENING 20th OCTOBER @12.30pm

On Saturday, 20 October 2018, Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja and Senator David
Smith will officially open the Niche Markets.

Expanding on the Fyshwick Markets, Canberra’s oldest markets and a Canberra
institution, the Niche Markets is now home to 40 new specialist traders, with many
small local retailers and artisan food providores opening in the new warehouse
inspired space.

Bringing an entirely new wing of shopping opportunities, co-owner of the markets,
Alan Irvine, says “the Niche Markets adds a new dimension to the markets experience and provides even more reasons for people to come to Fyshwick”.

From children’s and adult’s clothes to homewares, a barber shop, florist, the most
delicious donuts you’ll find in town and food from around the globe, you might actually
forget you came to the markets to do your shopping.

Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja and Senator David Smith will commemorate the
celebration with a ribbon cutting at 12:30pm, followed by guest speakers, a Niche
Market tour and meeting with the stallholders, whose faces you might already be
familiar with.

Stallholder Danijela, from Krofne, saw the Niche Markets as a fantastic opportunity to
expand her business and employ more people with special needs, like her son Anthony
who has Down Syndrome. Making donuts with a difference, Danijela says “we don’t
employ people to make donuts, we make donutsto employ people”.

Or you may recognise the Caputo family, at Piccolo Market Coffee. Marco and Rachel
ran Deli Marco at the Dickson shops in 2003, and then in 2015 Piccolo Espresso to Go
at the University of Canberra, in between stints travelling overseas with Marco’s rugby
career. The Caputo’s, including their eldest children Joseph and Sophia, say they “love
creating a memorable coffee experience that can be enjoyed every time their customers do
their weekly fresh food market shop”.

The Niche Markets is another stage in the development of the historic Fyshwick
Markets, which started in 1965 as Canberra’s first farmers markets and which has
grown to be a Canberra icon with an estimated 1 million visitors a year.

Website: http://www.fyshwicknichemarkets.com.au
What: Niche Markets Official Opening
When: 12:30pm Saturday 20 October 2018
Where: Niche Markets, 36 Mildura St, Fyshwick ACT 2609

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