One of Sydney’s most iconic weekend markets has announced its closing after over three decades. The markets, typically held on Saturday, have drawn nearly 10,000 visitors every weekend. The closure was announced online with Saturday, February 25 set to be the last day of trading. The popular markets have been a mainstay in the inner-western suburb of Glebe, catering to a range of marketgoers over the years.
“Thank you for sharing the last 31 years with us,” the markets said in an announcement. No reason for the closure has been given yet.
The markets first started back in 1992 and have since become a much-loved institution around Sydney. From fresh produce to food, homewares, beauty, craft and designer products, they’re a one-stop shop if you’re looking to get all your shopping done under one roof. Their real drawcard though, has been their giant collection of vintage clothes, records, books, old-school cool cameras and accessories. The markets also hosted live entertainment and food on-site.
Locals have taken to social media to react to the news.
“As a lifelong local, I’ve been coming to these markets since the 90s. They are so much more than just a market – they are an essential part of our community,” one comment read.
Eager shoppers can still visit and shop from the markets until February 25. To know where you want to go, we recommend using the Glebe Markets stall map.