Pavement Whispers: Volume 112 March 7
From whispers of new dining precincts to festival announcements, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out …
Eat Street Markets’ relocation
Eat Street Markets had its last market ever in its original location this weekend gone, closing up for the next few weeks to move to its new spot a little further down Macarthur Avenue. But a new location isn’t the only change the much-loved markets are going to see. When Eat Street Markets reopens at the end of March, it won’t be so much a market, but more of a dining and entertainment precinct. Instead of market stalls, you’ll find your favourite vendors – plus a bunch of new ones – housed inside permanent shipping-container eateries. Many issues faced in the previous location will also be fixed – the new Eat Street Markets will have more seating and tables (including some right on the river), private function spaces, more parking and more shade. There will also be an open-air cinema and a number of special events such as long-table dinners with guest chefs. The markets will also be extending its trading hours, opening the usual Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:00–10:00 pm, plus Sundays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm year round. We’ll have all the details for you in the coming weeks.
Mas & Miek Ceramic House
Often we are equally as excited about the ceramic plate our food is presented on than we are about the food itself. If this sounds like you, then you should be excited about the upcoming opening of Mas & Miek Ceramic House. The Ceramic House comes from creative mother-daughter duo Mieke and Charlie De Deyne, whose work you may be familiar with from their pop-up shops and GOMA market visits. Due to open in Newstead in April, Mas & Miek Ceramic House will realise Mieke and Charlie’s dream to open a permanent shop, as well as a ceramic studio for classes and workshops, with eight wheels, work benches, kilns, tools, storage, a clay bar to purchase clay from and more. A cafe will also open in the space, offering the curious an excuse to sticky beak. We’ll have more details for you soon!
Stones Corner Festival
The fourth annual Stones Corner Festival has been announced this morning, promising its biggest and best festival yet on Sunday April 30. Regurgitator has been confirmed as the festival’s headline act, plus the likes of Sahara Beck, Luke Daniel Peacock, Hemingway and The Stress of Leisure, with more to be announced. A larger licensed area and new beer garden will house a mammoth selection of craft beer and wine, alongside food-truck bites, market stalls, family-friendly activities and more.
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