During my blog holiday the Hank Marvin Market opened in Alma Park St Kilda East. It has become a regular haunt on a Saturday morning.
It opened while Alma Parks still had an upgrade under way. The months during winter were muddy but the crowds still came. The up-grade is now finished and it has created a great place to hangout especially during the market hours.
Hank Marvin? Why the name. Who is Hank Marvin? A good question. Google tells us that he is an English a musician, a guitarist who now lives in Perth and regularly plays there.
This market has nothing to do with him. Apparently hank marvin is Cockney rhyming slang for “starving”. So it is a good name for a market that is full of food trucks and produce.
It is a family hangout. The children’s playground was part of the upgrade and is a place where children can work off some of their energy before heading to the other side of the park. The market, with seating erected under the trees, is closer to Dandenong Road than Alma Road where the playground is.
All in all Hank Marvin Market is a great addition to life in St Kilda East. Let’s hope it is here to stay.
A regular feature is a stall run by the Greyhound adoption Agency. It is here that you can get up close to a greyhound – nose to nose if you like. They are very gentle, friendly and docile. If you are thinking of adding a dog to your family this is the place to cuddle up to a greyhound while you try it for size.
Join the locals, the visiting foodies and the trucks. Check it out and stroke a greyhound. Their fur is unbelievably soft.
Where: Hank Marvin Market
204 Dandenong Road
East St Kilda
9.00am and 3.00pm
Web site: http://www.hankmarvin.com.au/