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Published September 1st 2014
Industrial style markets in the old Peter's Icream Factory
There's been a change in the way we entertain ourselves on the weekend over recent years and markets have now become a huge part of how we spend our money, including where we dine, shop and listen to music. The Boundary Street Markets (BSM) in West End officially opened in June this year after a 'soft open' in May where market managers tested the waters of their venue of the original Peter's Ice cream Factory and absoe carpark. They were met with huge success as crowds headed in for indie designer shopping, exotic foods and fantastic bands and musical acts.
This amazing marketplace is spread over three huge days with Friday's kicking off at around 4pm when the handmade and artisan markets spring to life. Soon after, the Laneway Marketta opens with food smells enticing you out to the old train (yes a real Queensland Rail train), shipping containers and shanty buildings. There is even a barber set up outside the market hall giving blokes an old fashioned cut-throat shave and haircut. As the crowd builds, you can head to The Motor Room bar and grab a drink before the band roars into life.
Outside the bar are pallets stacked with faux turf on top for you to sit on while you eat, listen and chat with your mates. There are so many things to see that your eyes will be bulging.
Saturdays and Sundays are a lot lazier and tend to go a lot slower than the hubub of Friday night. Daytime markets only, this is when you will have time to really check out all the amazing things the handmade artisans in the Market Hall have to offer. Soap, wooden chopping boards, vintage finds and eccentric homewares are just some of the amazing things you'll encounter in the vast factory building.