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Central Market

The Adelaide Central Market is the largest retail fresh produce market under one roof in Australia. The Central Market was known as the City Market when it opened on three acres between Gouger and Grote Streets on 23 January 1869. There were no buildings for the market then, the area was merely fenced off and lit with several gaslights. In June 1869 the construction of several wood and iron sheds to house the market was completed. The official opening of the market occurred on 22 January 1870.

Adelaide's first fish market was established within the Central Market in 1884. The foundation stone of the first permanent building - a red brick building with an arched facade facing Grote Street - was laid on 8 February 1900. At this time, the market also offered amusements such as darts, bowling and shooting galleries. In 1906 the Gouger Street side of the Market was also given a permanent facade. An arcade of shops was built on the eastern side of the market in 1915.

Today, the Central Market is known for its lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere. It offers a wide range of fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood, cheese and delicatessen products and fresh flowers. The Central Market is the best place to see a reflection of our multicultural society with foodstuffs from all around the world available to shoppers. Most notably, Chinatown is adjacent to the Market, making available Asian ingredients and products and the location of many authentic eateries.

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