The story of Bay Harbour Market starts with two friends, Paul Rutzen and Anthony Stroebel, and their trip to visit the old fish factory in Hangberg. Say's Anthony Stroebel, "We discovered the building....and realised that it served as a perfect platform from which to begin to uplift the area, uplift the community...and in the process celebrate the vibrancy and creativity that is so unique to SA, Cape Town and, indeed, Hout Bay".
The magic unfolds from there ... meet the man behind the magic.
Meet Anthony Stroebel, co-founder of Bay Harbour Market
Who are you?
A husband, a father, a friend and a dreamer
What’s your favourite place to chill in Cape Town?
The beach ... any beach
What’s your favourite place to hang out in South Africa?
Plett, fo sho!
What’s the best country you have visited, and why?
Mozambique ... there’s an authenticity there
What inspires you?
People’s creativity and music
Why did you start Bay Harbour Market?
To celebrate the culture and creativity of our great city and country... and to inspire hope and change in Hout Bay
Where do you see Bay Harbour Market in 5 years?
Internationally recognised and a hub for social change in Hangberg
What drives you?
The opportunity to create
What are you reading at the moment?
What’s your favourite South African wine?
I’m not fussy
Who inspires you?
What’s the one thing that running a market (like this) has taught you?