2015 isn't the only thing coming to an end this month. It has only been six months since the Red Hill Markets started trading, but they're calling it a day. That's right — one of Brisbane's newest weekend browsing spots is about to become one of its shortest lived.
This development is a result of, well, development, as is often the case. The Ithaca TAFE campus on Fulcher Road that the markets have called home since May this year is slated for a revamp. Come January, instead of stalls selling gourmet bites to eat, fresh produce straight from the farm, and arts and crafts, you'll find a building site — and further down the track, a new training facility for the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team.T
Thankfully, this not-so-good news has a silver lining as long as you're free on either of the next two Sunday mornings. That's when you can head along for your last stint of inner-west shopping — or your belated first visit, if you've been meaning to check out the markets but haven't followed through yet.
Keeping an eye on the event's Facebook page is also recommended, with talk afoot of a search for a new home. Fingers crossed that this isn't a permanent goodbye, but a temporary break before the markets move elsewhere.
Find the Red Hill Markets at Fulcher Road, Red Hill on December 13 and 20, or visit their website and Facebook page for more information.