BOUNDARY STREET MARKETS
Boundary Street Markets and The Motor Room to relocate across two iconic West End venues.
Last weekend saw the early closure of the much loved Boundary Street Markets. This decision to close the markets one weekend early was as a result of health and safety issues that had been identified. We take our obligations under the Workplace Health & Safety Act seriously, and cannot risk unplanned activities that may endanger site staff and the public.
This is a family market with many children present, and unplanned activities, initiated by others, pose a risk to the safety of our valued customers, stallholders and staff. We would like to thank all our customers who have enjoyed the markets for the past 2 ½ years and encourage you visit the market in its new venue from next weekend.
Two iconic West End Venues "The Boundary Hotel" & "Rumpus Room" are proud to now host what is one of Brisbane's most popular markets and live music venues. Their car parks and surrounds will be transformed each weekend into a colourful and vibrant market with a wide variety of delicious food, quality independent and artisan traders, buskers and street performers.
Announcement of the close has caused a stir amoungst market goers and live music lovers who have become attached to the vibrant marketplace that plays host to up to 5000 visitors every weekend. Despite strong opposition from local residents, Stage 1 of a highly controversial development on the site has been approved by BCC, and demolition has begun.
Adam Hill, owner of the popular warehouse venue The Motor Room, and publican of The Boundary Hotel feels moving The Motor Room vibe to the pub’s beer garden keep’s the important momentum of free live music going.
“We have hosted some of Australia’s and indeed the world’s best roots, rock and soul acts over the past 3 years”
“Since January we have been hosting similar styles of live music with our ‘Sunday Chill Sessions’, so this move feels natural and necessary for the upkeep of West End’s cultural vibrancy.” He said.
The Boundary Hotel will host free live music and 16 street food stalls, while Rumpus Room will host 26 stalls, with markets running every Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm-10pm.
The move also sees local businessman Nick Goding (Boxvintage, The End, Jungle) joining the project. A passionate local with strong ties to the community.
"I am excited to join this project, to ensure West End remains the fun, colourful and inclusive suburb we know and love. The move for the markets is about local businesses and people combining to keep West End alive" say Goding
To celebrate there will be a launch party at The Boundary Hotel, Friday April 29th, featuring 9-piece soul act Bankrupt Billionaires & 2 Dogs (Resin Dogs). Free Entry.
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