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Future of Queen Victoria Market clouded

At stake are issues of preservation, modernisation and the tricky balancing act with historic real estate that's still in use

Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market, a symbol of the city's love of food and its diverse immigrant roots, is one of Australia's best-loved tourist destinations. But opinions are divided on how best to proceed with a badly needed modernisation.


SHOPPERS pushed past one another, hunting for the best deals. A burly man in a butcher's apron bellowed in a deep baritone about the unbeatable price of his pork chops. At another stall, the Seafood and Oyster Spot, Yianni Yiannatzis implored passers-by to taste his fresh raw...

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