Trader Stories

Some of our traders tell their market stories

1 May 2017:

On this day 150 years ago (1 May 1867) we opened our doors (or more specifically sheds!) to the public. So today marks our offical 150th Birthday. On this special day we pay tribute to one of our oldest traders, the South Melbourne Market Dim Sims.

Ken Cheng started South Melbourne Market Dim Sims in 1949. From humble beginnings, he built his dim sim empire and a thriving business that is now run by his children. This is the Cheng family’s market story.


In our 150th anniversary year, we’ve also been speaking to some of our other traders to find our their Market story.

Rita Karambetsos from Rita’s Coffee & Nuts has been at the Market for 36 years. This is her story.

Kate Vandermeer from TheSuperCool and TheSuperCool Kid has been at the Market for 5 and a half years. This is her story.

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Leno Lattarulo from Simply Spanish has been at the Market for 9 years. This is his story.

Maria Totos from Emerald Deli has been at the Market for 33 years. This is her story.

Do you have a Market story? If so, we’d love to hear it!

Visit here and tell us yours.