In The Media
Growers Market @ Rivercity to be more than a Food Marketplace.
PPKM Newsletter #50, June 2021
Low Yat Group’s Riverwalk Village, a component of its Rivercity development in Kuala Lumpur, has been repositioned to Growers Market. Located at Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah or the third mile of Jalan Ipoh, Growers Market is not limited just to food produce sourced from local businesses and wholesalers, and quality imported goods from overseas. It also encompasses lifestyle elements such as a beauty wellness section.
“We will be opening a lifestyle café at end of the year,” Low Yat Group Senior Centre Manager Tan Pei Jun, 27, enthuses. Growers Market, opened since last December, occupies blocks G and H. “Its repositioning to Growers Market offers consumers an alternative shopping place, providing them with a touch and feel experience through the set-up of physical food stores at the main location where delivery and pick-up services are also available,” adds Tan.
Offerings from block G’s fine food purveyors such as Oonee and JY’s Signature range from Japanese premium foodstuff, sake, wine and spirits to non-halal premium meat, Continental fine food. and organic products. Tenants at block G include Curio Coffee Roaster, which is now only open for takeaways and deliveries with the full movement control order (FMCO) in force. Also located here is an open event space but the plans for activities to be held here have been put on hold due to the FMCO, quips Tan.
At block H, she adds, “Our anchor tenant Cookhouse is scheduled to open in September, Cookhouse's flagship outlet will be offering the local food community and fine food artisans a curated experience. Dubbed the artisan’s playground, it will take up the first floor totalling 30,000 sq ft.”
Cookhouse, a premier ready-to-move-in, fully equipped commercial shared kitchen concept, will be offering cloud baking, packaging and baking ingredients. Touted as the first-of-its-kind hybrid cloud kitchen, it is expected to feature a microgreens farm, coffee roastery, cocktail bar, butchery and meat carvery, Asian and Western live fire cooking stations, wood fired oven, demo kitchen and private dining. Cookhouse @ Growers Market can cater to more than 300 food lovers who seek to feast their senses in this curated experience.
Block H also houses a fresh market, which currently has six traders selling organic and fresh vegetables besides live, chilled and frozen seafood, non-halal butchery, poultry, local and imported fruits as well as specialty groceries. They are Dako Premium Meat Store, Yong Shen Food, Sintat Green Mart, QN Frozen Food, Cameron’s Fresh Point and CLC Online Fishery Fresh Mart, which also exports its seafood to Hong Kong and Singapore.
Currently, Growers Market’s fresh food market is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm with the non-halal section closed on Monday while its fine food purveyors are opened from 9 am to 6pm. A total of 332 parking bays are available for customers.
Describing itself as a “wholesale grocer” and “more than a supermarket”, Growers Market is active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp promoting its products and services, including food deliveries. It is still on the look-out for more wholesalers, importers and market distributors of quality brands and products to join them.
Moving ahead, Tan says, “E-commerce platform and fulfillment services that will enable the consolidation of orders from different traders to be packed and delivered to homes and across interstates will be part of Growers Market’s phase two plans.