The new food precinct at the Hyperdome has been open for a few months now. I love these types of retail zones. Many large centres are constructing these precincts as their draw cards. The common format is a mix of fresh food grocers, bakers, some dine in cafes and usually a florist as well.
The dine in cafes nicely compliment the after hours trading and cinemas and the fresh food satisfies our primal urge to forage and gather food for our family. I think the "choosing and gathering" elements are what is at the heart of the success of many of these food precincts.
The Hyperdome draws on a full spectrum of socio economics from the surrounding areas. The addition of the Market Room has added a choice that previously wasn't available. Whilst budget conscious shoppers can still go to the multiple supermarkets, the Market Room could be seen as offering a more upmarket option or to satisfy that special occasion when you do want to select from a more upmarket range.
Won Ton Ton is located at the original end that joins the centre and near the exit door is a simple donut store.
Not all sites filled at the initial opening but the centre has used food themed space fillers and created an area for cooking demonstrations and presentations.
The food hall is has a dark ceiling and utilizes lots of specialty lighting which nicely highlights the produce.
I hope Market Room does well as I think it was a much needed lift to the Hyderdome.