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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3061 Post by SRW » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:58 pm

Nova shoes on the corner of Mall & Twin has either closed or closed for renovations. No sign of renovation yet at the Strandbags site for nearly 2 weeks.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3062 Post by Patrick_27 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:22 pm

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Nova shoes on the corner of Mall & Twin has either closed or closed for renovations. No sign of renovation yet at the Strandbags site for nearly 2 weeks.
Looked like they had just finished retiling the place when I went past yesterday, wasn't there a council development submission a couple of years back to halve the size of Nova Shoes and build a cafe in back half that faced out onto Twin Street?

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3063 Post by pushbutton » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:45 pm

Just got my first look at the new Foodland.

Not impressed at all that the building still has signs from the early 90s saying "Citi Centre Arcade", and on the entrance doors the signs are new and read "Rundle Square". It's just lazy.

As for actual supermarket, not too bad and will serve a valuable role for city centre office workers and apartment dwellers, but I don't like the "in via the mall and out via Pulteney Street" bit. Not sure if there was any alternative, but I still don't like it!

Overall it's definitely a better use of the space than that very poor excuse for a food court, and lame little arcade. Just wish they'd put more effort into the redevelopment.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3064 Post by Patrick_27 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:43 pm

pushbutton wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Just got my first look at the new Foodland.

Not impressed at all that the building still has signs from the early 90s saying "Citi Centre Arcade", and on the entrance doors the signs are new and read "Rundle Square". It's just lazy.

As for actual supermarket, not too bad and will serve a valuable role for city centre office workers and apartment dwellers, but I don't like the "in via the mall and out via Pulteney Street" bit. Not sure if there was any alterations but I still don't like it!

Overall it's definitely a better use of the space than that very poor excuse for a food court, and lame little arcade. Just wish they'd put more effort into the redevelopment.
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You do realise that there are more works to come? There is the whole upgrade of the arcade's facade to take place yet... Not sure what the timing for this is, but I know that Foodland wouldn't have signed up to tenant the place had there not been plans to upgrade the exterior of the building as well...

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3065 Post by pushbutton » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:32 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:43 pm
pushbutton wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Just got my first look at the new Foodland.

Not impressed at all that the building still has signs from the early 90s saying "Citi Centre Arcade", and on the entrance doors the signs are new and read "Rundle Square". It's just lazy.

As for actual supermarket, not too bad and will serve a valuable role for city centre office workers and apartment dwellers, but I don't like the "in via the mall and out via Pulteney Street" bit. Not sure if there was any alterations but I still don't like it!

Overall it's definitely a better use of the space than that very poor excuse for a food court, and lame little arcade. Just wish they'd put more effort into the redevelopment.
20190810_135400.jpg
You do realise that there are more works to come? There is the whole upgrade of the arcade's facade to take place yet... Not sure what the timing for this is, but I know that Foodland wouldn't have signed up to tenant the place had there not been plans to upgrade the exterior of the building as well...
You do realise that my point was the facade upgrade should have been programmed to coincide with Foodland opening?

Let me know if you need me to break it down even further, and explain it even more so that you can see what I mean.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3066 Post by Patrick_27 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:44 pm

pushbutton wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Patrick_27 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:43 pm
pushbutton wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Just got my first look at the new Foodland.

Not impressed at all that the building still has signs from the early 90s saying "Citi Centre Arcade", and on the entrance doors the signs are new and read "Rundle Square". It's just lazy.

As for actual supermarket, not too bad and will serve a valuable role for city centre office workers and apartment dwellers, but I don't like the "in via the mall and out via Pulteney Street" bit. Not sure if there was any alterations but I still don't like it!

Overall it's definitely a better use of the space than that very poor excuse for a food court, and lame little arcade. Just wish they'd put more effort into the redevelopment.
20190810_135400.jpg
You do realise that there are more works to come? There is the whole upgrade of the arcade's facade to take place yet... Not sure what the timing for this is, but I know that Foodland wouldn't have signed up to tenant the place had there not been plans to upgrade the exterior of the building as well...
You do realise that my point was the facade upgrade should have been programmed to coincide with Foodland opening?

Let me know if you need me to break it down even further, and explain it even more so that you can see what I mean.
You didn't actually specify that at all... Your first comment suggests that they're done with it all, especially with the closing remark: "Just wish they've put more effort into the redevelopment." So thanks for clarifying that you're on the same page, because I agree with you.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3067 Post by AndyWelsh » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:50 am

Looks like the large unit at the station entrance ramp, previously used as one large second hand goods store, is now being turned into some smaller individual units. Anyone know anything?

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3068 Post by SRW » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:10 am

AndyWelsh wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:50 am
Looks like the large unit at the station entrance ramp, previously used as one large second hand goods store, is now being turned into some smaller individual units. Anyone know anything?
Only that Renewal SA has been seeking expressions of interest for retail operators to overhaul the Railway Station's commercial offering. They're open to short-term and pop-up leases, so I'm imagining it'll be similar to what council (and Renew Adelaide) were doing in Topham Mall.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3069 Post by The Scooter Guy » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:45 pm

SRW wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:10 am
AndyWelsh wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:50 am
Looks like the large unit at the station entrance ramp, previously used as one large second hand goods store, is now being turned into some smaller individual units. Anyone know anything?
Only that Renewal SA has been seeking expressions of interest for retail operators to overall the Railways Station's commercial offering. They're open to short-term and pop-up leases, so I'm imagining it'll be similar to what council (and Renew Adelaide) were doing in Topham Mall.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3070 Post by Nathan » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:55 pm

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