Trader Stories

Some of our traders tell their market stories

This year, South Melbourne Market turns 150 years old.

To celebrate, we spoke to some of our traders to find our their Market story.

With a mother as a dressmaker, Gianna Molinaro has always had fashion in her blood. For 28 years now, Gianna has had a stall at the Market and been exploring her creativity and passion through her beautiful clothing and accessories. This is her market story.

Ralph’s Meat Company have been at the Market for more than 70 years. Lovable characters Denis Ralph and manager Darran share their market story.

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.

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.