Christian Sargeant with some of the wares he will have for sale on Friday.
Christian Sargeant with some of the wares he will have for sale on Friday. Sarah Harvey

Markets will join twilight shopping

ECLECTIC shoppers unite, Top of Town's "Empty Shop Boutique Market" is back by popular demand.

After a six-month hiatus, the empty retail space on the corner of Ellenborough and Brisbane Sts will again be transformed into a trendy Friday night market space.

Ipswich shoppers loved the weekend concept earlier this year before restricted access to the shop forced a temporary closure of the market.

The market, conceived by Precious Packages owner Janette Adams, will relaunch tonight in line with the trial of twilight trading on Friday nights.

A variety of different stallholders will be operating each Friday night, offering everything from wine and vintage wares to music memorabilia.

Eastern Heights musician Christian Paul Sargeant will showcase his range of music collectables at the reopening.

"I've been in the music industry 25 years so I've collected a large amount of music paraphernalia," he said.

"One of the unique items I have is back issues of popular British music monthlies with the associated CDs. It's rare to find these magazines in mint condition with the cover-mounted CD, so collectors will see some hard-to-get items."

Mr Sargeant said the digitalisation of music meant all forms of music merchandise were fast becoming collectable to somebody.

"Physical format music is a bit of a dying entity at the moment, it's fast becoming a bit of a niche market."

Regular visitors to the market will see different stallholders each week.

The market will run each Friday night from 4pm-8pm.



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