Find your Niche at the Expanded Fyshwick Markets

The just-opened Niche Markets at the Fyshwick 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, the Niche Markets add a new dimension to the markets experience and provides even more reasons for people to come to Fyshwick.

Not only can you now do your grocery shop, but you can also pick up that special birthday gift or even get your hair-cut. With everything from fashion and jewellery to homewares, flowers, art, donuts and, of course, good coffee being available.

One of the new traders, Danijela from Krofne, saw the Niche Markets as a fantastic opportunity to expand 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 donuts to employ people”.

Take a wander through the aisles and you will find a new hidden gem, Asado Cartel. Just one of the many new foodie destinations at the Niche Markets, owner Ross says his goal is to “create a barbeque shop to make you a barbeque hero” and offers everything from slow-cooked beef and pork ribs, to sliders and meat boxes with delicious sides.

Co-owner of the markets, Alan Irvine, says that “the vision for the Niche Markets is to create a new, vibrant shopping hub that offers specialty products.”

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

Click here to visit the Niche Markets website.  

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