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Old August 9th, 2019, 07:23 AM   #17001
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I agree with Nathan's comment regarding lazy people, my words, who won't go upstairs. There are exceptions - cafe and maybe a second eating place in Queens Plaza, and the two cosmetic places Aesop and Mecca, and all the stand-alone designers. But Myer was designed for pre-Internet shopping. Good point.
It's got nothing to do with laziness. People are aware of what retail exists above the Food Court levels and the retail offered may not be to their fancy. Also the centre's way finding solution is poor you wouldn't really know what exists upstairs.
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Old August 9th, 2019, 07:32 AM   #17002
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But Verb what if Queens Plaza had an upstairs of purely male brands like Harrolds, Calibre, Oxford etc. Men are generally more lazy, I doubt it would be that viable to put male brands upstairs. They went with the same olds for the top floor because women would be less lazy to go upstairs. The only different one is Viktoria and Woods, the others are the same old same olds.

I noticed that in Westfield Sydney a couple of months ago the women's fashion store had people in them, the men's had no one. I am not saying lazyness is absolute, but people don't like going upstairs in a lot of places. I loved the food options in Broadway in the Mall on the top floor in the 90's, but that also suffered from people who just had a thing for going upstairs.

There is probably research in the consumer literature that talks about floor plans and gender.
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Old August 9th, 2019, 07:41 AM   #17003
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You'd put women's above men's because women shop more and would have to walk past the men's section in order to get to the women section. Since women often also buy for their partners this would increase passing traffic sales of men's items.

Same reason milk is at the back of the supermarket so that you have to walk past everything else to get to it.
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Old August 9th, 2019, 08:48 AM   #17004
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Except it generally happens the other way. Notice where the perfume and makeup departments are in department stores compared with the men's fashion and electronics?
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Old August 9th, 2019, 09:10 AM   #17005
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That's still basically the same concept. Cosmetics is on the ground floor because it is an impulse product that draws shoppers into the store as well as having high sales per square metre.

Because of the funding and contractual arrangements cosmetics companies also have influence over the department store about their product positioning. The can, and do, demand the best store real estate.
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Old August 9th, 2019, 02:29 PM   #17006
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You're all wrong, the dragoncoaster is the only thing that can restore the Myer Centre to it's former glory.
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Old August 9th, 2019, 03:47 PM   #17007
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Old August 10th, 2019, 06:33 AM   #17008
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As Tyson and Snakk say.

Gerry the Dragon Coaster was terrifying, but the boat, well once was enough for me.
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Old August 10th, 2019, 03:14 PM   #17009
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Never went on any of them. Too tame for me. I'm for the coasters that go up to the sky and keep going, twisting as many times as they can possibly fit in. When they run out of steam they drop you back down at a 1000 kph. If by chance you think your gonna get decapitated in the rush then *bring it on*.

A total Adrenalin junkie, that's me.......WAS!!! Haven't done it for a few years now. I like to think I grew up just a little bit....not too much though.

Mind you, sometimes it took me about 2 hrs to pluck up the nerve to go on one of these things.
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Old August 12th, 2019, 09:14 AM   #17010
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Brisbane is a great place to live, work, and relax – it’s a safe, vibrant, green and prosperous city, valued for its friendly and optimistic character and enjoyable lifestyle. Brisbane City Council is carefully planning for a growing city by delivering the 40 actions from Brisbane’s Future Blueprint.

One key action is to implement a new design strategy for Brisbane to ensure that as Brisbane grows, we, and future generations, can enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in places that make our city great.

Council is seeking feedback on two draft documents to guide quality design in our city. The first is the consultation document for the design strategy, which sets the overarching framework for improved design in Brisbane. The second is a draft design guide to inform quality design of townhouses and apartments up to five storeys. Consultation is open until 5pm on Friday 13 September.
https://yoursay.brisbane.qld.gov.au/design4BNE
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Old August 13th, 2019, 06:47 AM   #17011
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Looks like the new access down to QSBS Platform 2 is getting close to completion (it's bloody well taken them long enough).

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Old August 14th, 2019, 01:15 PM   #17012
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Councillor Sri Calls for a Kids Play Pen to replace the Pig n Whistle on Queen Street Mall

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There are calls for a soon-to-be demolished Queen Street Mall pub to make way for a children's playground in a bid to attract more families to Brisbane's retail heart.

The council decided to terminate the lease on the Mantle Group's Pig 'N' Whistle pub, at the Edward Street end of the Queen Street Mall, in May. That structure will be demolished.

Greens councillor Jonathan Sri said he would take the playground concept to next week's Brisbane City Council meeting at City Hall.

"Our civic spaces are becoming increasingly commercialised. They are dominated by advertising, by bars and by restaurants," he said.

"There is a debate now about what should happen to some of the open spaces in the Queen Street Mall and the council is leaning towards just putting in another pub or restaurant.

"So we are calling for a big new playground in the middle of the Queen Street Mall, which is about changing the culture of how the mall works and how it is used.

"It would not necessarily simply be a place to go shopping, but also a place for people to meet and to play."

Mantle Group also owns Milano and Jimmy's on the Mall, both operating from the middle of the mall.

Parents approached by Brisbane Times on Wednesday supported the concept of a children's playground in the mall.

Luke Thomas, who was visiting the mall with his two children for the Ekka public holiday, said a playground was "a really good idea".

"It breaks the shopping up for the kids and gives them something to have fun on," Mr Thomas said.

"They would use it all the time. Now they have to go down to the Botanic Gardens so it would be really good if there was one here."

The council is reviewing a number of empty spaces in the Queen Street Mall and last year removed the long-standing Rankins newsagency.

CBD resident Kyrie McMaster said while she took her older son to play in the City Botanic Gardens, a change was needed in the mall and a playground was a good idea.

"My idea would be to make it clear in many places so you could see your child at all times, so parents could sit and stand and watch," she said.

Cr Sri said the project could be funded from the city's annual playgrounds budget and suggested the large open space outside the Wintergarden complex as a location.

"That number is likely to continue rising,” he said.

“There are already enough empty shopfronts in the city that can accommodate new bars and restaurants. There’s no need to clutter the public open space with more private businesses.

"The idea is to develop a broader context of what is the Queen Street Mall and what is it for."

Cr Sri said South Bank Parklands and the City Botanic Gardens had good examples of modern playgrounds.

"They have big slides, climbing equipment, the whole kit and caboodle," he said.

"It is something that kids really look forward to going to. I think there are enough people around so one in the Queen Street Mall would get used as well."

Cr Sri said parents frequently told him they came into the city for meetings or events and there was nothing for their young children to do, other than go to movies or fast-food outlets.

He said the bigger concept was to break the mould of the Queen Street Mall as an outlet for retail shopping and drinking.

"I think there is a real case for embracing play in cities," he said.

"If we want to differentiate Brisbane from other cities, we are not going to do that by building more bars and restaurants."

Cr Sri said the trend of alcohol outlets moving into malls and squares was a "gradual commercialisation of civic spaces", pointing to pubs operating in the mall and King George Square
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Old August 14th, 2019, 01:26 PM   #17013
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Um! Thanks but no thanks! There are enough of these kids areas everywhere. The library has a dedicated kids space. This area of the city is meant to be dedicated for high end shopping. Does Rodeo Drive have a kids play pen along it? Does Collins Street in Melbourne have one or Martin Place Sydney? Sri hasn't thought this one through. He is better to advocate for better pedestrian and segregated cycling routes and access around his ward. Or advocate for a kids play area in a suitable area where he represents.
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Old August 14th, 2019, 02:23 PM   #17014
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wait what!!
85 George St concept

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Old August 14th, 2019, 04:24 PM   #17015
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Johnathon Sri should be taken aside, sat down , and fed some custard, then sent out to play.
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Old August 14th, 2019, 05:10 PM   #17016
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Better still......be deported as a totally unnecessary item.
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Old August 15th, 2019, 01:23 AM   #17017
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wait what!!
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Sorry to disappoint you guys.
85 George was purchased by Charter Hall for refurbishment last year.
https://theurbandeveloper.com/articl...sbane-building

Don't think we'll see a 200m tower on this site

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Old August 15th, 2019, 01:37 AM   #17018
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This was the design used for the sale, no?
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Old August 15th, 2019, 01:59 AM   #17019
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A nice concept design, but as one of the building on site has just undertaken a refurbishment, that points to it being just a design exercise.
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Old August 15th, 2019, 02:21 AM   #17020
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I like Cr Siri but a big no to a playground or whatever there. We should welcome all ideas even if they are without common sense, but that...no.
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