23 May, 2022

Business as usual at Adelaide Central Market

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It’s business as usual for the Market you know and love. The Adelaide Central Market will continue to trade as always, as early works get underway for the Market Square development and expansion.

South Australians will soon begin to see some changes to the Market precinct as early works commence for the upcoming Market Square development.

This weekend, Arcade tenants, Vintage Cellars and the Coles Supermarket on Grote Street will trade for the final time, ahead of the Arcade closing on Monday 27 June.

The Victoria Square Link, which connects the eastern side of the Arcade to Victoria Square and encompasses the travelator to the UPark Central Market, will close in June. Customer access to the Adelaide Central Market from Victoria Square will be available via the usual Gouger and Grote Street entrances and car park access will be maintained 24 hours via Market lifts and stairs on Gouger and Grote Streets. Entry to the Market via all street entrances and central escalators remains unchanged and operational throughout Market trading.

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said the Adelaide Central Market will continue to trade as usual throughout the redevelopment.

“This city-shaping project is moving ahead at pace and will deliver an iconic food and wine destination in the heart of Adelaide,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Maintaining pedestrian and loading access is front of mind for us and so we will be providing additional maps and signage to assist shoppers and traders.

“With the closure of Coles, Council is exploring opportunities to ensure residents can get groceries, outside of Market trading hours, during the construction period.

“We wish to thank Vintage Cellars and the Coles Supermarket for the years of excellent service provided to residents, ratepayers and visitors to the city.”

Adelaide Central Market Chair Theo Maras said, “we want to be clear, the Adelaide Central Market you know and love will remain open for business throughout all phases of the project. We have over 70 passionate small business operators, who will be here for our customers and community every single Market day. It’s more important than ever to continue to shop local and support small business.”

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Jack Berketa