A lot-loved Melbourne market closes after 55 years


“While no instant plans are in place to switch the market lands, they do kind a part of a 500-acre future masterplan.

“Though it is a arduous resolution and a tragic time we should have fun the market’s achievement and thank each buyer, stall-holder, customer and workers for his or her partnership and for making Caribbean Market the icon it turned.”

The market, which opened in 1965 and is owned by the rich Spooner household, has been visited by 40 million guests since its institution, based on its homeowners.

A 2013 report stated the market sold pirated DVDs.

A 2013 report acknowledged the market bought pirated DVDs.Credit score:Penny Stephens

It included a market that bought quite a lot of distinctive merchandise and amusements aimed toward kids together with a mini-golf course, a prepare round its perimeter, a jungle boat journey round Lake Caribbean and a chair carry.

A 2013 report by the Movement Image Affiliation of America recognized Caribbean Gardens as some of the infamous hotspots for the sale of pirated DVDs. The report mentioned the market had between 10 and 20 particular person market sellers “providing counterfeit area one and two DVDs, along with different sellers providing burnt DVDs of not too long ago launched titles”.

The positioning, nestled between Stud Highway within the east, Ferntree Gully Highway within the north and the EastLink freeway within the west, was initially utilized by a handful of stall-holders promoting from their automotive boots and for water ski reveals on the lake.

Extra not too long ago, it had greater than 1000 stallholders and hundreds poured via the eye-catching entrance gates on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.