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Off to the Markets We Go

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Off to the Markets We Go

Everybody loves a good market; they are a modern-day treasure trove, with true gems hidden amongst the stalls. No one knows this better than Maggi Butler, the manager of the Beenleigh Showground Markets.

The team at Logan City Guides caught up with Maggi, to share what she loves about a market.

What do you love about living & working in Logan?

I have lived in Logan for over 15 years. I like it here and I find the people nice to get along with and have made lots of friends over time.

Then Logan was barely built up and it was like a new frontier, especially around Browns Plains. I remembered the leasing agent from Myer Centre offering me a shop off the floor plans of the now Grand Plaza Shopping Centre.

When did you take over the Beenleigh Markets? Why?

Last year because of the COVID, I was stuck without work and found myself investing in a Sunday market at Beenleigh. I used to be a stallholder at these Sunday markets and it brought back many happy memories. So, when I found the markets were for sale, I thought I would have a go at running it.

What products are featured at the Beenleigh Markets?

The Beenleigh Showground Markets has been operating every Sunday for 21 year this May. That if you don’t know about 1100 Sundays. It still runs like an old fashion market, where people would sell their bric-a-brac and has become well known as a second-hand goods market. Although now there is now a mixture of old and new gear.

If you’re looking for plants for your garden, look no further. There are many stall holders with every type of plant here from seedlings to fully grown trees.

Fresh fruit and vegetables from local growers are also a highlight at the markets; however, be quick as they sell out fast.

What treasures have you found?

One might say that the whole market is a treasure trove of surprise. From kitchenware to giftware, clothing to books to novelties. Tools and batteries to carpets and furniture. Live birds to gold fishes, seedlings to potted trees and everything in between. There is always something quirky to appeal to everyone.

If you have anything in the home you want to get rid of… you should book a spot at the markets.

We have outside spots and sheltered spots. We are always looking for stall holders. If you are interested in becoming a store holder, get in touch with Maggi today on 0403 124 273.

Markets are every Sunday, come rain, hail or shine and are open to the public from 6.00am to 12.00 noon.

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Emily Stack
Emily Stack
Editorial Team
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