New look Handmade on the Coast markets

Locals will be forgiven for mistaking a brand new market on Brick Wharf Road when a new monthly event is launched on April 11.

The ‘new’ Woy Woy Waterfront Markets are in fact a rebrand of the popular Handmade on the Coast markets which were hosted the second Sunday of every month.

During the two years of its operation, the markets moved from the Woy Woy Wharf to Brick Wharf Road directly on the foreshore.

Event organizer, Ricky Simoes, said the relocation was due to an upgrade to the wharf.

“Initially we were reluctant about the move, however the new location proved to be a blessing in disguise,” Simoes said.

“The new location is now directly on the waterfront with beautiful shady trees, a backdrop of mangroves and the gorgeous views of the Brisbane waterway.

“Customers and stall holders alike love the new location, not only because of its beauty, but [because] the atmosphere of the market has become more peaceful, calming and pleasant.

“It’s the perfect spot for an intimate market.”

Simoes said this change inspired organisers to change the name of the market and create a logo that captures the essence of the area.

The creative market is expected to continue to showcase small businesses but will also add food stalls in its relaunch.

Simoes also said they are hoping to add more creatives from around the Coast and shine a brighter light on local initiatives.

Maisy Rae