A commercial designer associate ranted about Morley’s Coventry Square markets: “heinous” was one of the adjectives. I was sceptical, as the pre-opening buzz was intense. Krazy Kym and I checked them out, and we are pleased to report they are a triumph.
The artists’ impressions were very promising, and the CSM website had all the facts: “Coventry Square Markets are one of Australia’s premier markets. Situated adjacent to Centro Galleria in Morley, the markets will be a veritable mix of restaurants, cafes and specialty shops. It will be a focal point for both local and overseas tourists, a meeting place for families, friends and a cultural experience for all.”
The media know a good story when they see it, and in 2010 confident predictions were being made CSM would generate “more vibrancy”. And it was thus: this report in the paper of record quoted the developer, a successful businessman, saying the project would “actually dwarf” something in Melbourne.