Hey @StreetFeastLDN Thanks for SO many gorgeous, tasty, boozy nights at #ModelMarket - until next year! pic.twitter.com/9zLavjpxS3Lewisham's #Modelmarket celebrated its final weekend with queues that stretched round the block and a deluge of misty-eyed tweets from locals.
— Hannah Sierp (@stop_hannahtime) September 28, 2014
Like Brockley Market before it, it has enjoyed a degree of success that undercut the cynics, surprised even the optimists, proved the level of local demand and demonstrated the extraordinary commitment of hipsters, always willing to travel across London to find a new place to eat pulled pork.
Its immediate legacy will be a permanent new roof top venue in Lewisham, opening next month [EDIT: They've just said on Twitter that it's now not going to open until early next year]. It has also established a precedent, showing that there will be more to post-Gateway Lewisham than simply rabbit hutches for commuters.
With thanks to Karen.