Glebe Markets Will Close Permanently at the End of February After 31 Years on Glebe Point Road
A petition has been launched to save the market.
February 02, 2023
One of the Inner West's most popular and beloved markets is set to shut down at the end of February. According to a short message posted to the Glebe Markets' website and social media channels, the weekly food, fashion and assorted goods market will be closing in just four weeks, with its last day of trade taking place on Saturday, February 25.
The message didn't reveal the reason for the market's closing, but thanked the community for attending for over three decades. The market is held on the grounds of Glebe Public School every Saturday, boasting stalls from local artisans and community members selling everything from secondhand clothes, books and vinyl to locally made jewellery and homewares — and hosting food trucks and acoustic live music.
A petition has been launched both online and in-person at Glebe Public School to save the event, which plays an integral role not just for its regular stallholders and local Glebe businesses, but also for the public school, which relies on money from the markets.
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"We're putting out an SOS — we urgently need a new operator to take over the running of the markets, and an interim solution for them to continue beyond this month if one can't be found," the petition reads.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne mirrored these sentiments saying: "Glebe Markets is an Inner West institution. The announcement of its imminent closure is concerning and sad. We are looking into the situation and will fight to have the markets continue under new management."
The markets are expected to run as scheduled for the next four weeks, so head down before Saturday February 25 to support the stallholders — and to pick up a cane sugar lemonade, a vintage t-shirt or a set of handmade earrings.
Find the Glebe Markets at Glebe Public School, on the corner of Derby Place and Glebe Point Road, Glebe — operating from 10am–4pm every Saturday. It'll close after the Saturday, February 25 event.
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