Aotea mar­kets to close down

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Jo­ce­lyn Rein

The Aotea Square mar­kets will shut down in a fort­night, de­spite a pe­ti­tion by more than 800 peo­ple op­pos­ing the clo­sure.

The mar­kets, which have been run­ning for eight years, will close on Christ­mas Eve to make way for the $80 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment of the square and Civic car park roof.

It is un­likely they will be al­lowed to re­turn when the re­de­vel­op­ment work is fin­ished.

Ef­forts have been made by The Edge and Auck­land City Coun­cil to find a new venue.

More than 20 lo­ca­tions were looked at in the cen­tral city but none were suit­able.

Stall-hold­ers were op­ti­mistic in Septem­ber they had found a site on Lorne St, out­side the city li­brary.

But a traf­fic re­port by Auck­land City Coun­cil of­fi­cers said the lo­ca­tion was un­suit­able be­cause of traf­fic man­age­ment is­sues.

Peo­ple can en­joy the mar­kets ev­ery day un­til De­cem­ber 24.

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