Artist impression of people dining inside Yagan Square Market Hall
Category
News
Date
17 September 2017

First Yagan Square tenants announced

  • Yagan Square

Perth's newest foodie haven is taking shape with the first 10 tenants announced for the market hall at Yagan Square.

Set to open in early 2018, Perth commuters, workers and visitors to the city will be able to enjoy American burgers, fish tacos, artisan toast with a morning coffee, gourmet smallgoods, teppanyaki, fresh honey or Latin and South American street food.

A successful leasing campaign has attracted some of Perth’s best chefs and entrepreneurs to be part of the new Yagan Square. The popular Soul Provider and Fish Boss food trucks will expand their much loved mobile offerings to permanent tenancies joining a number of other new and emerging businesses.

MRA CEO Kieran Kinsella said the intention was to attract the right mix of offering that would bring life to the market hall and provide a welcome stop for the thousands of commuters that would pass through the area every morning and evening.

“Yagan Square is perfectly located between the Perth Busport and the central Perth train stations and will be a busy thoroughfare for people moving between the city and Northbridge,” Mr Kinsella said.

“It was important to have variety of offerings, choice for people to grab ‘n’ go on their way to or from work and places where people can enjoy a quick meal before a show.”

Much like the approach taken to Elizabeth Quay and William Street, the MRA has purposely sought a niche collection of operators as opposed to large franchises or chains.

“Yagan Square is a celebration of Western Australian culture and we want the market hall to provide a showcase of local produce and home-grown talent. It is very exciting to see the concepts from each of these business operators and their shared passion for food and hospitality that has shaped the market hall; it will be such a diverse foodie experience and is sure to be popular.”

The market hall is a response to community feedback and brings back to life the historic markets that were part of this site.

Mr Kinsella said a larger tenancy on the Roe Street side of the square was designed as a larger venue so people could meet friends for drinks or a meal, and he welcomed The Shoe to Yagan Square; a new venture from the owners behind the Hyde Park Hotel.

Some tenants will commence their fitout works in the coming weeks while construction activities continue across the site. Many of the tenancies will be trading when Yagan Square opens with some to follow in the weeks afterwards.

The following tenancies have been confirmed. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements as plans for the opening of Yagan Square are confirmed and the final leases are signed and announced.