As of yesterday afternoon, 10 food vendors had registered to be part of the evening, to offer another dining alternative for those who are too busy to cook, or are up for an affordable meal with their family.
Market manager William Taripo said the request to open at night came from many of the Saturday morning stall holders.
They wanted to use the market facilities more, make use of the bright street lights and more importantly to accommodate the town people, similar to the Muri night market concept, said Taripo.
Thursday nights were selected so as not to interfere with the Tupapa Clinic market night on Fridays.
Also, the regular Saturday vendors were not keen on cooking on the Friday nights, because of having to restock their supplies and preparations for their usual Saturday mornings.