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Re: News & Discussion : New Restaurants, Bars & Night Clubs

#526 Post by Nathan » Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:04 pm

All the food courts have been struggling since Covid. There's still a significant number of people that haven't returned back to their offices full time, and it's reflected in the lunch trade. City Cross is even worse than Myer Centre.

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#527 Post by A-Town » Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:43 pm

Nathan wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:04 pm
All the food courts have been struggling since Covid. There's still a significant number of people that haven't returned back to their offices full time, and it's reflected in the lunch trade. City Cross is even worse than Myer Centre.
Fridays are a ghost town in the city with office workers. It's the new WFH day for many. Hopefully more return to the office in the warmer months, and with vaccination targets met, bosses encourage workers to return to the office more often.

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#528 Post by gnrc_louis » Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:32 pm

A-Town wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:43 pm
Nathan wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:04 pm
All the food courts have been struggling since Covid. There's still a significant number of people that haven't returned back to their offices full time, and it's reflected in the lunch trade. City Cross is even worse than Myer Centre.
Fridays are a ghost town in the city with office workers. It's the new WFH day for many. Hopefully more return to the office in the warmer months, and with vaccination targets met, bosses encourage workers to return to the office more often.
Really? Anecdotally, the mall last Friday was pretty busy, and the bars I walked past similarly occupied.

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Re: News & Discussion : New Restaurants, Bars & Night Clubs

#529 Post by Algernon » Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:56 pm

gnrc_louis wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:32 pm
A-Town wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:43 pm
Nathan wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:04 pm
All the food courts have been struggling since Covid. There's still a significant number of people that haven't returned back to their offices full time, and it's reflected in the lunch trade. City Cross is even worse than Myer Centre.
Fridays are a ghost town in the city with office workers. It's the new WFH day for many. Hopefully more return to the office in the warmer months, and with vaccination targets met, bosses encourage workers to return to the office more often.
Really? Anecdotally, the mall last Friday was pretty busy, and the bars I walked past similarly occupied.
Probably because people WFH the go to the pub after as usual. It's a world wide trend and becoming a bit of a cancer on workplaces IMO. When my company (few hundred people) went on home office, there was a huge fear from management that it wouldn't work, but the numbers sang. Now they're too scared to force people back. The issue is that although the numbers sang at first, people are starting to become lazy assed fucks and going rogue without any proper way of enforcing company standards anymore. I think it's clear now that it can't be one or the other, but a balance of both office and WFH. For food courts I suppose that means 50% of your lunch business. Sorry guys, world turned.

I don't know how long Aussies have been working from home, but I assume a little bit behind because the pandemic hadn't really hit as hard and as early there? We went on home office in March 2020 and it was to coincide with full lockdown. We ended up spending almost the entire year on full lock down (basically supermarket or pharmacy or stay home). After about a year of 100% full home office, the thing had started to fall apart.

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Re: News & Discussion : New Restaurants, Bars & Night Clubs

#530 Post by A-Town » Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:39 pm

gnrc_louis wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:32 pm
A-Town wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:43 pm
Nathan wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:04 pm
All the food courts have been struggling since Covid. There's still a significant number of people that haven't returned back to their offices full time, and it's reflected in the lunch trade. City Cross is even worse than Myer Centre.
Fridays are a ghost town in the city with office workers. It's the new WFH day for many. Hopefully more return to the office in the warmer months, and with vaccination targets met, bosses encourage workers to return to the office more often.
Really? Anecdotally, the mall last Friday was pretty busy, and the bars I walked past similarly occupied.
There are far less office workers than there used to be in the city on Fridays. I work in an office building in the CBD and see it every week. Chat with cafe owners in areas where office towers are concentrated and they'll tell you the same thing. That's not to say parts of the city aren't busy with shoppers, tourists etc like the Mall, especially in school holidays.

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#531 Post by Llessur2002 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:54 am

Pre-COVID there were about 600 people from my organisation working in my CBD office on any given day. Thanks to home working the number in the building each day has dropped to around 300. On Fridays it's around 50, sometimes less.

it seems that everyone wants to work from home on a Friday which I personally find a bit weird as it's a great day to be in the office - the weekend's approaching so people start to relax and have knock-off drinks etc.

Monday conversely is a rubbish day to be at work. Hence I WFH on Mondays.

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Re: News & Discussion : New Restaurants, Bars & Night Clubs

#532 Post by HiTouch » Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:26 pm

I doubt the same numbers will ever return to work now that the option of Working from Home has been encouraged by workplaces. I don't blame them. There are days where I don't need to come into town for work and the only reason to commute would be to flirt with Large Marge the middle aged receptionist. This not a drawcard.

Because of COVID, I predict that the function of a CBD will change as it alrady is. This is why one of the easiest ways to encourage CBD nightlife is to encourage city-living and city-access.

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