WESTERN Suburbs Weekly reporter Rosanna Candler asked Subiaco Square business owners and visitors what they think about the Station Street Markets’ likely closure in December.
DEAN SCOTT Subiaco Square Newsagency owner
All business in Subiaco will suffer because those markets are our only point of difference. While we were a tourist precinct we were lucky, we had the Subiaco Pavilion Markets as well but now with extended trading people can just go to the Floreat Forum.
SINOIS THOMAS Shenton Park
I am very sad that the markets will go because my wife and I like them very much. The fruit and vegetables are cheaper than the supermarket and you can buy things that are not (found) anywhere else in Perth.
DANIEL PAVLOVICH Rockingham
I don’t think it’s a good idea to redevelop the markets. I go there every few weeks so I have signed the petition for it to stay.
RANDY HAYES Innaloo
There are enough concrete jungles around here, so I think the markets should stay. You have a Woolworths right next-door, building a Coles would be overkill. Why can’t we leave a bit of heritage and charm here?
KATIE WILLIAMS Daglish
I think it’s a real shame. I walk to the markets from my house on most weekends – it has a really nice vibe. There is nowhere else in Subiaco like it.
JOANNE BUMFORD Balayage Hair Salon owner
We will be losing a very big cultural side of Subiaco. I don’t think people will travel to Subiaco for a Coles and Target they can easily find at Karrinyup or Innaloo. To go there on a Sunday morning and get a breakfast from anywhere in the world is a beautiful thing.