Sneak peek at Pon­sonby Cen­tral

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The new kid on the block is promis­ing a sneak peek of things to come at the up­com­ing Pon­sonby Mar­ket Day cel­e­bra­tions.

The neigh­bour­hood has watched with in­ter­est as the epic Pon­sonby Cen­tral de­vel­op­ment un­folds on Pon­sonby Rd, be­tween Brown St and Rich­mond Rd. The com­plex is due to open in Oc­to­ber.

The ren­o­vated 1950s char­ac­ter build­ing is set to boast a pro­duce mar­ket, an in-house ra­dio sta­tion and a laneway through to Brown Street Re­serve.

Pon­sonby Cen­tral’s owner Andy Davies says de­spite not yet be­ing open for busi­ness, the unique mar­ket will be join­ing the fes­tiv­i­ties of Pon­sonby Mar­ket Day on Septem­ber 22.

Ten­ants of the new de­vel­op­ment will be in the car park with stalls, of­fer­ing ‘‘a taste of what’s to come to Pon­sonby Cen­tral’’.

In ad­di­tion to the mar­kets, Mr Davies will be hold­ing an au­di­tion for buskers and per­for­mance artists with a prize for best per­for­mance.

The Andy’s Choice Award of a $500 paid gig at the Pon­sonby Cen­tral open­ing cel­e­bra­tions is up for grabs for the top per­former. Mr Davies in­tends to have tra­di­tional mar­ket-style buskers as a reg­u­lar fea­ture at Pon­sonby Cen­tral and the au­di­tions will en­sure the stan­dard is high and var­ied.

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