Night mar­ket to add to zing Pe­lago area

Pilbara News - - Pilbara | News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Pe­lago busi­nesses are pre­par­ing for the first of what they hope will be many suc­cess­ful street mar­kets out­side the apart­ment and re­tail com­plex this month.

The in­ter­sec­tion in front of Pe­lago will be closed to traf­fic for the first Kar­ratha city night mar­ket on June 24, in sim­i­lar, al­beit smaller scale, fash­ion to the Red Earth Arts Fes­ti­val.

Kar­ratha City Mar­kets event co­or­di­na­tor Bart Par­sons said the mar­ket would cre­ate a reg­u­lar place for peo­ple to meet and so­cialise.

“We are bricks and mor­tar, we are pay­ing rent and we want to bring some­thing vi­brant to the area,” he said.

“You go to Perth and you can only do night mar­kets six months of the year.

“We can pretty much run this 12 months of the year if we want to be­cause the cli­mate is per­fect.”

Mr Par­sons said the eater­ies would be joined by rides, face painters, rov­ing per­form­ers and other stall­hold­ers.

Pe­lago food out­lets Em­pire, Vita, Yo-get-it, Bol­ly­wood Lounge, Soul Cafe and Blanche Bar will be tak­ing part in the mar­kets.

Vita Cafe owner Jang Peck said the Pe­lago busi­nesses wanted to bring the com­mu­nity to­gether.

“I would hope it will make the street and face of the restau­rants around here busier and help peo­ple get to know what we do,” she said.

“If you set up ac­tiv­i­ties like this it in­volves fam­i­lies with kids, it’s not just a thing where peo­ple go out to drink.

“We want the com­mu­nity to come to­gether and are try­ing to bring joy into ev­ery­one’s life.”

Ms Peck said Vita would be look­ing to put on a Brazil­ian bar­be­cue on the night, as well as of­fer­ing mas­sages from the Kar­ratha Body Bal­ance across the road.

Fur­ther stall­hold­ers and non­profit or­gan­i­sa­tions are be­ing sought to set up on the night.

Jang Peck If you set up ac­tiv­i­ties like this it in­volves fam­i­lies with kids, it’s not just a thing where peo­ple go out to drink.

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