January 31, 2012 Docklands News
There’s nothing here now but if siblings Stephen and Niki Filipovic fulfil their dream, this is the site for a dynamic and chic Saturday market.
The brother and sister team have an application before the State Government to transform the derelict and deserted western end of NewQuay into a hip and happening destination.
They say that their vision, passion and energy for what they are calling the Melbourne Flea is just what Docklands needs. Who would disagree?
The Filipovics and business partner Jesse Saunders believe they have their finger on the pulse of what’s hot and what is going to attract a new generation of shoppers to Docklands.
Part of their “People’s Market” brand is the innovative use of shipping containers for stall holders. They are working with architects to customise the containers to the particular stall-holding artisan and the goods being sold.
The downside to their planning is that the site has been promised to Cirque du Soleil at the end of the year and they will have to move out. Whether they return or whether they find another site depends on the success of the market in the months ahead.
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