News & Discussion: CBD Retail

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2746 Post by Llessur2002 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:31 pm

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Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:06 am
Seeing that glazing put in makes me look at the Myer Centre next door and wonder what, if anything, could be done to make it look less dated.
I'm sure it could - steel framed buildings are generally pretty easy to modify aesthetically. Who own the building? Myer? If so they might not be in a particular position to be splashing cash on exterior upgrades...

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2747 Post by Llessur2002 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:33 pm

Looks like there's a big neon H&M ♥ Adelaide sign on the wall opposite the food court in RMP:

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2748 Post by SRW » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:38 pm

Max Brenner has gone into voluntary administration although the stores will be 'business as usual' for the time being. I imagine it's 50/50 on Rundle St staying open, as it's their only SA store but anecdotally seems to be mostly empty.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2749 Post by Patrick_27 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:33 pm

So they knock Cocolat out of the market and now they're stuffed themselves? Max Brenner's biggest issue is they have a habit of opening nearby their far superior competitors (i.e. San Churros).

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2750 Post by jorcoga » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:22 pm

I don't think you can really blame Max Brenner for Cocolat closing. My regular coffee haunt during uni is around the corner and it seemed to get emptier and emptier for a long time. And it hadn't really done a lot to keep up with the times either - "cool" restaurants all seem to have a specific look now (dark tiles, colourful slightly rusty stools, those light bulbs that don't actually emit any light) and it looked very dated. Of course you can get away with that if you've got a top notch product (see: the numerous Italian restaurants around the CBD that apart from having paywave now are exactly as they were in 1983) but if there's a nicer place to be serving the same food but better across the road and 5 places that do better coffee within 100 meters? Nah.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2751 Post by SBD » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:27 pm

Patrick_27 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:33 pm
So they knock Cocolat out of the market and now they're stuffed themselves? Max Brenner's biggest issue is they have a habit of opening nearby their far superior competitors (i.e. San Churros).
I've heard that Cocolat in Rundle Street was already going downhill before Max Brenner opened. Maybe Brenner saw a gap opening up and sought to fill it, rather than pushing Cocolat out of the way?

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2752 Post by crawf » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:48 pm

H&M have started advertising on Adelaide Metro buses.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2753 Post by ghs » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:29 pm

The IGA on north terrace has closed down. It has probably struggled recently due to RAH moving.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2754 Post by rev » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:49 pm

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The IGA on north terrace has closed down. It has probably struggled recently due to RAH moving.
What, where they offering deals to get your appendix removed if you spend $100 or more in store?
There's a tonne of residents on their door step in the east end..

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2755 Post by Norman » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:05 pm

rev wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:49 pm
ghs wrote:
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The IGA on north terrace has closed down. It has probably struggled recently due to RAH moving.
What, where they offering deals to get your appendix removed if you spend $100 or more in store?
There's a tonne of residents on their door step in the east end..
I think it was more of a case that it COST people an appendix to pay for anything there.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2756 Post by ghs » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:43 pm

rev wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:49 pm
ghs wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:29 pm
The IGA on north terrace has closed down. It has probably struggled recently due to RAH moving.
What, where they offering deals to get your appendix removed if you spend $100 or more in store?
There's a tonne of residents on their door step in the east end..
Mate, how else do you explain the closure ?
ORah must have brought in at least 1000 people into the area every day.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2757 Post by Nathan » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:18 pm

It wasn't an IGA anymore. There were some new Chinese owners, who dropped the association with IGA. It was never a good supermarket before, but it just got worse and worse — shelves were constantly understocked and staff were rarely at the checkout.

I work very close to it, and I wouldn't even buy milk from there — instead picking up whenever I went down to the Mall.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2758 Post by Nathan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:07 pm

It's been confirmed that the Adelaide Max Brenner will be closing (along with 19 other stores — completely pulling out of SA, WA and NT)

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2759 Post by ghs » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:57 pm

Nathan wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:18 pm
It wasn't an IGA anymore. There were some new Chinese owners, who dropped the association with IGA. It was never a good supermarket before, but it just got worse and worse — shelves were constantly understocked and staff were rarely at the checkout.

I work very close to it, and I wouldn't even buy milk from there — instead picking up whenever I went down to the Mall.
I am sure it won't be long before it gets converted into a late night massage parlour.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2760 Post by how good is he » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:49 am

Cant see that happening/being allowed next to Ayers House & on North Tce...maybe if it was on Hindley St.

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