Subi stallholders form group to voice concerns
SUBIACO’S Station Street Market stallholders formed a committee last week to prepare for its “inevitable” redevelopment and work with the City of Subiaco on a replacement market.
Campaign manager Islam Bouyahia and owners of The Flower Market, Lawley’s Bakery, Angry Almond and TR & TR Fruit and Veg founded the committee.
TR & TR stallholder Diep Tran said it was heartening to see the stallholders support each other and show a united front.
“We know that redevelopment will happen, it’s just a matter of time,” she said.
“The general mood among stallholders is anxiousness; we don’t know how much stock to order, we are worried about the possibility of losing our livelihoods.
“The committee’s main objective is to represent the 60 stall owners at the market. It allows us to voice our concerns and opinions as a collective group.”
Ms Tran said the committee was very keen to work with the City to relocate or build a new market. “We want to see things happen in a timely manner,” she said. “We don’t want to see the process delayed by politics.”