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Old March 17th, 2007, 01:10 PM   #121
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I'd like to see Tesco's have a crack at Australia. They have a brilliant array of high quality own-brand products, and to the best of my knowledge they usually try source ingredients and products locally (I have been to stores in loads of countries and most products seemed to be locally sourced). Not sure if they'd bother here though, they have such massive market share in the UK, they might not seem interested in Australia if there are stringent regulations (1 in every 8 pounds spent in the UK is spent at a Tesco's, apparently).

And Walmart would be terrible. We don't need them anyways, we've got Big W, Target and Harvey Norman, that's more than enough.
If you read the business section of the papers often enough, you'll know that WM have a strong relationship with Big W in Aus already... if anything happens involving Wal-mart it'll undoubtedly involve Big W as well...
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Old March 20th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #122
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The massive crane @ Broadway Shopping Centre has been up for a few weeks now, adding levels to both the north and south buildings.

From the website:

The Centre's expansion is in line with local population growth, which is forecast to grow by 11% over the next six years, and retail spending, which is forecast to grow at five to six per cent per annum for the next six years.

The expansion of the Centre will include a new level, Level Three, being added to the Centre together with three additional car parking levels. The new level will include Target and 30 specialty stores.

Broadway’s new level is planned to be completed in early 2007.


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Blurry however...


Broadway level 3 is about to open (within the next couple of weeks). I was in there the other day and it is looking very close to completion.

From their website -

The Broadway Shopping Centre is currently one of the most successful Shopping Centres in Australia*, currently receiving over 11.1 million visitors per annum.

The Broadway Shopping Centre, originally the landmark Grace Bros department store building on Broadway, was built in 1904. The building was redeveloped in 1998 by the Walker Corporation and currently has three levels of retail space including Coles, Bi Lo, Kmart, Hoyts, Rebel Sport, Freedom, Harvey Norman, Harris Farm, a Medical Centre and over 125 specialty stores.

The Centre's expansion is in line with local population growth, which is forecast to grow by 11% over the next six years, and retail spending, which is forecast to grow at five to six per cent per annum for the next six years.

The expansion of the Centre will include a new level, Level Three, being added to the Centre together with three additional car parking levels. The new level will include Target and 30 specialty stores.

Broadway’s new level is planned to be completed in early 2007.


* Ranked No 1 for annual total centre turnover psm, when compared to the top 80 Regional Shopping Centres (Shopping Centre News, March 2005)


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New Stores Opening at Broadway

These exciting new stores are coming to the new
Level 3 opening at Broadway in April:

Adairs

Connor

David Lawrence

Dotti

Esprit

Forever New

French Connection

Jacqui E

kikki K

La Voca

Linda Jeweller

L'Occitane

Marcs

Mollini

Nine West

Priceline

Reiss

Sacchetti

Sheike

Target

Vivien's Jewelllers
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Old March 20th, 2007, 06:43 AM   #123
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I'm in there about 3 times a week and try to have a squiz at the new extensions from the lower level every time. Seems like they have no lack of punters eh? Overall business must be good.
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I actually think Broadway is one of the most enjoyable malls to visit, it stands out as being a bit different to all the bland Westfield sameness.

A great conversion of an old department store I say.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 02:46 AM   #125
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true, it is a bit different, there is something unique about it. let's hope westfield don't buy it out like they have with every other decent mall like penrith plaza for example. the extensions done there by westfield just don't match up to the pre-westfield architecture.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 06:04 AM   #126
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Forgive my ignorance, but have Westfield done anything with their centre at North Rocks in Sydney? I grew up near there, and it always was the most craptacular shopping experience imaginable. Everytime I visited it I expected it to finally be made over, but it's now almost 4 years and I would expect being a very small centre wedged between Castle Towers, Westfield Parra, and Carlingford Court would surely mean it got some kind of refit to remain attractive to shoppers.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 11:25 AM   #127
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^ i used to go there when video ezy was there. I actually have great memories there so i like the centre. The K mart is 100x better than the one in Caslte Towers. At the very least everything is tidy and easy to find. Also the computer markets on Sunday is truly unique as far as malls go, ppl come far and wide for it!

There does seem to be something going one with the former pizza hut place and there does seem to be some construction going on when i drive past now and then. Not sure what it is or whether it has something to do with the centre.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 12:53 AM   #128
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GAP only operate stores in US, UK France, Germany and Japan.
There is a GAP store in the Sydney airport... it's after you go through the security check though. Does that count?
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 01:09 AM   #129
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There is a GAP store in the Sydney airport... it's after you go through the security check though. Does that count?
They also operate in Singapore & Malaysia, & probably Thailand.
But who cares - they're crap!
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I actually think Broadway is one of the most enjoyable malls to visit, it stands out as being a bit different to all the bland Westfield sameness.

A great conversion of an old department store I say.
You like it? I think it's quite horrid and all-over-the-place, it not really very large and just looks like a gamma grade suburban mall with poor design. It feels dingy to me, certainly its better since the upgrades but it is still a gamma grade shopping experience.

I dont like the way the travelators are so wide appart where they would have looked better like Chatswood Westfield (which feels far more open). I find the overall complex ugly inside and out, I hate the carpark. There is very little I actually do like a out it. The heritage facade is the only good point.

Warringah Mall is not a westfield, neither is Castle Towers or Erina Fair, all of these provide a richer and more interesting shopping experience to Broadway but then again they are all alpha rated. What about Chatswood Chase ... exclusive shopping at a non westfield owned centre?
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 04:30 AM   #131
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You like it? I think it's quite horrid and all-over-the-place, it not really very large and just looks like a gamma grade suburban mall with poor design. It feels dingy to me, certainly its better since the upgrades but it is still a gamma grade shopping experience.

Warringah Mall is not a westfield, neither is Castle Towers or Erina Fair, all of these provide a richer and more interesting shopping experience to Broadway but then again they are all alpha rated. What about Chatswood Chase ... exclusive shopping at a non westfield owned centre?
I would agree that Broadway is not exactly a 'nice' shopping centre, just a glorified supermarket plus a few shops imo, but i would disagree with you about Erina Fair - i think the olde section is awful as compared to Westfield Tuggerah, which (apart from my #1 WBJ) is my favourite shopping-centre in the Sydney-area.

I went to Macarthur Square last Sat -now that is one confusing mall layout-wise and looking pretty tired too except for the loft level.
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Old March 22nd, 2007, 04:48 AM   #132
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it not really very large and just looks like a gamma grade suburban mall with poor design. It feels dingy to me, certainly its better since the upgrades but it is still a gamma grade shopping experience.
true, it's not overaly large but they must be doing something right to get this -

"Ranked No 1 for annual total centre turnover psm, when compared to the top 80 Regional Shopping Centres (Shopping Centre News, March 2005)"

surely that can't be gamma grade...
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They also operate in Singapore & Malaysia, & probably Thailand.
But who cares - they're crap!
Who cares if they're crap? Someone stated that there were NO Gap stores in Australia and I stated that there is in fact a Gap store at the Sydney airport. Get over yourself and stop acting like a big diva.
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Who cares if they're crap? Someone stated that there were NO Gap stores in Australia and I stated that there is in fact a Gap store at the Sydney airport. Get over yourself and stop acting like a big diva.
You pedantic nasty little twerp you should change your name to Vitriolic
(& BTW i actually am a big diva and channel Luther Vandross)
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I hate any shopping centres which are totally enclosed and have no interactions with the surrounding streets. Chatswood Westfield and BJW are doing well, Broadway is acceptable, Castle Towers is so so (the piazza is very good though), but Warringah Mall is yuk!
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I just search the net about this GAP kefuffle and it turns out that there isn't a GAP store in the airport but rather DFS Galleria is licensed to sell GAP and ESPIRIT clothing at Sydney airport.
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I hate any shopping centres which are totally enclosed and have no interactions with the surrounding streets. Chatswood Westfield and BJW are doing well, Broadway is acceptable, Castle Towers is so so (the piazza is very good though), but Warringah Mall is yuk!
I personally think warringah mall is more open than any centre in Sydney. I love warringah, it has that pacific fair indoor/outdoor thing happening. The centre court has no roof and most of the food court is open air. Some of it might be old but they have integrated it well, it's a refreshing change to some of the more generic centres IMO. It might not gel as well with the surrounding road but its also not in an overly metro location, what it does well is integrate an openess within the centre itself, the only one with a similar feel is the Hive at Erina.

As for Erina and Tuggerah, Erina is far larger in GLA and you would expect, like any centres that have been around a while that it would have some older sections that are not as nice (they were renovated). Tuggerah is overral much newer, Erina has some sections like Warringah that are indoor/outdoor but i guess that even tuggerah has adopted this approach with their small outdoor section. The Hive at Erina I would rate higher than most of Westfield Tuggerah and far better than the piazza at castle towers.

I like Miranda too but not for any valid or good reasons, I just like the feel of it.

I had a look at Kotara the other week and it is getting a substantial makeover, which should see some life in what was a boring and generic centre. Charlestown is also getting a makeover, which will see expanded substantially, integrating it with the surrounding streets etc.
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couldn't agree with you more, Warringah mall rocks. Def in my top 5 in Sydney. Very unique.
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couldn't agree with you more, Warringah mall rocks. Def in my top 5 in Sydney. Very unique.

I love the lilac colour scheme with purple/blue neons too.
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