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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2656 Post by Ben » Thu May 03, 2018 8:47 am

I noticed the festoon lighting in the mall has been taken down. The mall was so dark and devoid of life on Friday night. Why would they do that coming into the darkest gloomiest time of year? poor decision IMO.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2657 Post by Nort » Thu May 03, 2018 10:14 am

Ben wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:47 am
I noticed the centenary lighting in the mall has been taken down. The mall was so dark and devoid of life on Friday night. Why would they do that coming into the darkest gloomiest time of year? poor decision IMO.
That's a shame. The Rundle Mall lighting that was put in a few years ago looks look hardware wise, but is way too dim.

The lights that have been hanging over the mall since Christmas made the mall look so much better at night.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2658 Post by SRW » Fri May 04, 2018 8:22 am

Yeah, the festoon lighting was taken down a few weeks ago.

I agree that the permanent catenary lighting is too dim (my only real qualm with the upgrade), but I don't know if the festoon lighting should be ongoing either. If it were up year-round it'd lose any occasional significance - for Christmas, festivals, or whatnot.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2659 Post by Nort » Fri May 04, 2018 9:27 am

SRW wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:22 am
Yeah, the festoon lighting was taken down a few weeks ago.

I agree that the permanent catenary lighting is too dim (my only real qualm with the upgrade), but I don't know if the festoon lighting should be ongoing either. If it were up year-round it'd lose any occasional significance - for Christmas, festivals, or whatnot.
At Christmas just add some coloured lights. :D

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2660 Post by The Scooter Guy » Tue May 15, 2018 5:14 pm

Last week, I had a seafood pizza at 83 On Currie which is now closed as from Friday the 11th.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2661 Post by AndyWelsh » Mon May 28, 2018 4:54 pm

Some photos of Rundle Mall Plaza from today. A few sounds emanating from the scaffolding.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2662 Post by Champs84 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:19 am

AndyWelsh wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 4:54 pm
Some photos of Rundle Mall Plaza from today. A few sounds emanating from the scaffolding.
This is where H&M is going yes?

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2663 Post by timtam20292 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:53 am

Champs84 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:19 am
AndyWelsh wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 4:54 pm
Some photos of Rundle Mall Plaza from today. A few sounds emanating from the scaffolding.
This is where H&M is going yes?
Yes.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2664 Post by SuperEgz » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:11 am

Lasy night I walked past the "Chinatown Plaza" foodcourt in Moonta Street that has been under renovation for years. I think it was supposed to open early last year.

It looks like its finally going to reopen soon. All the posters boarding up the place were gone and it was full of workers setting up tables and chairs. I could see resteraunts and empty Coke fridges! Does anyone know the story of this place?

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#2665 Post by The Scooter Guy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:57 pm

Antique Market on Grote St closes at the end of this month.
Luckily I bought a book from 2000 called Highway Through The Hills and it's about how the Heysen Tunnels were built.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2666 Post by ghs » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:06 pm

SuperEgz wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:11 am
Lasy night I walked past the "Chinatown Plaza" foodcourt in Moonta Street that has been under renovation for years. I think it was supposed to open early last year.

It looks like its finally going to reopen soon. All the posters boarding up the place were gone and it was full of workers setting up tables and chairs. I could see resteraunts and empty Coke fridges! Does anyone know the story of this place?

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It's finally open, there's signs on the door saying its open on a trial basis.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2667 Post by The Scooter Guy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:19 pm

Cash Wizard on the station entry ramp closes at the end of August.
There was also one in Holden Hill but it closed for business in 2016.

Also, Donut Inn's neon signage wasn't switched on by the time it was still trading this month. Is this a hint that closure is inevitable?
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2668 Post by Stefan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:14 am

It seems as though a lot of shops within the station have closed up. Does anyone know whats going on here?

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2669 Post by Norman » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:04 pm

Apparently the rents are to high, or maybe they are pushing the current traders out to completely revamp the current offerings.

The shops themselves are also tiny, so the types of shops that can go in are limited.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2670 Post by The Scooter Guy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:15 pm

I'm not surprised that Movenpick ice creamery on cnr Leigh St/Hindley St is being converted into Kintaro Sushi.

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