Market City is a multi-cultural shopping centre which sits at the southern end of Sydney’s CBD. It is surrounded by precincts such as Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Central Station and the educational facilities of UTS and Ultimo Tafe. The centre was established in 1997 inside a heritage listed building which was built in 1909 as the city’s vegetable markets.
The centre has become a symbol of the Haymarket area and an important part of the local Asian community. Market City regularly celebrates its Asian heritage with festivals to coincide with Moon Festival and Chinese New Year as well as other events throughout the year.
The centre comprises of four distinct levels on top of a basement car park housing 627 bays. Ground Level is Sydney’s famous Paddy’s Markets, a major tourist attraction. Level One features cafés, Asian Fashion and a number of speciality stores. The second level has over thirty factory outlet stores featuring national and international brands while the third level comprises of a large games centre, an Asian food court and restaurants.
With a broad appeal, the centre caters to the needs of a number of market segments, primarily the following;
- The student market with a number of nearby campuses
- The tourist market
- Local and broader Sydney region families
- The CBD worker market
The NSW government has some significant plans to upgrade and activate multiple areas in the immediate surrounds of the centre, including the $1.5b redevelopment of the Sydney Exhibition and Entertainment Centres and the development of a New York style Highline walk from Central to Darling Harbour. All of this points to a positive future for Market City with an expected influx of new residents and increased pedestrian activity in the immediate area.
Thai Kee IGA Supermarket
The Eight Modern Chinese Restaurant
Market City Tavern
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