Harris Scarfe has gone broke

Anything goes here.. :) Now with Beer Garden for our smoking patrons.
western
Sen-Rookie-Sational
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:06 am

Re: Harris Scarfe has gone broke

Post by western »

Concerning department stores...a short 'history lesson'......I can remember the following open in the CBD in 1974......Myer, David Jones, John Martins, Millers, Moores, Cox Foys and Harris Scarf's. There was another on the NW corner of Rundle and Pulteney. We are down to TWO. How things and shopping have changed! Streets then were crowded with people....and earlier with Trams. Digital age has ruined some of this I'm sure. Big stores replaced by heaps of smaller ones.

WESTERN - TOWARDS A GREATER CITY SKYLINE
Aidan
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2088
Joined: Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:10 am

Re: Harris Scarfe has gone broke

Post by Aidan »

western wrote:Concerning department stores...a short 'history lesson'......I can remember the following open in the CBD in 1974......Myer, David Jones, John Martins, Millers, Moores, Cox Foys and Harris Scarf's. There was another on the NW corner of Rundle and Pulteney. We are down to TWO. How things and shopping have changed! Streets then were crowded with people....and earlier with Trams. Digital age has ruined some of this I'm sure. Big stores replaced by heaps of smaller ones.

I know Millers was in Hindley Street, but where were Moores and Cox Foys?

Retail in general has become more competitive, but department stores haven't. There's seldom any reason to go into Myer any more — its become a clone of DJs. And DJs really has precious little since they got rid of FGF. I doubt either will close down any time soon, but I wouldn't miss them if they did,
Just build it wrote:Bye Union Hall. I'll see you in another life, when we are both cats.
Alyx
High Rise Poster!
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:49 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: Harris Scarfe has gone broke

Post by Alyx »

Aidan wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:18 pm
I know Millers was in Hindley Street, but where were Moores and Cox Foys?
Between 1914 and 1979, Moore's occupied what is now known as the Sir Samuel Way Building on Victoria Square.

Cox Foys was located in Rundle Mall (then Rundle Street) where Kmart is today. It closed in 1977.
User avatar
Ho Really
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2528
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:29 pm
Location: In your head

Re: Harris Scarfe has gone broke

Post by Ho Really »

Aidan wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:18 pm
I know Millers was in Hindley Street, but where were Moores and Cox Foys?

Retail in general has become more competitive, but department stores haven't. There's seldom any reason to go into Myer any more — its become a clone of DJs. And DJs really has precious little since they got rid of FGF. I doubt either will close down any time soon, but I wouldn't miss them if they did,
Charles Moore (Moore's) was in the Sir Samuel Way Building where the District Court is now located. Cox Foys was where Kmart in Rundle Mall is now. Cox Foys had a funfair on the top of the roof with a Ferris Wheel.

Cheers
Confucius say: Dumb man climb tree to get cherry, wise man spread limbs.
Post Reply