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Monday, August 21, 2017

Market, corner of Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong, 1972.

The old market buildings of this era are long gone, but memories still retain the atmosphere of what was a country market, with all the hustle of what was becoming city life, the market helped to remind locals of the roots of this town. The furniture store still occupied the right corner, whilst Cardens hadn't moved into the top floor on the left side.

A few years later, in 1975, the market site was redeveloped with the old produce hall demolished and new brick produce and fruit halls built further along Cleeland Street. A plaque on the corner of Cleeland and King Street commemorates their opening in 1976. The council was keen to retain the rural atmosphere and European market style and an open air section was retained and it was marketed with the slogan 'City shopping with a country atmosphere.'

This photo and some of the information above is courtesy of the Dandenong Market facebook team.

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