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Centrepoint comes back to life with the Landmark Cafe

By johnboy - 27 June 2012 109

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Last year we were concerned that City Walk’s Centrepoint build was increasingly vacant.

Well it seems to be coming back to life. The Landmark Cafe putting a big service frontage onto City Walk has some real potential.

I particularly like the way the interior plays with relics of bygone ages like penny farthing bicycles and The Canberra Times.

What’s Your opinion?


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Centrepoint comes back to life with the Landmark Cafe
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ThatGuy 11:48 am
27 Jun 12
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I like how they were handing out free coffees the other day.

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Holden Caulfield 12:32 pm
27 Jun 12
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I noticed this on the weekend. It’s a good site for a cafe, I wish them well. They could probably do with some competition in neighbouring shops to help get people back from the shiny new North quarter.

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poetix 12:35 pm
27 Jun 12
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Q: When will he tire of Canberra Times criticisms?
A: When eagles lay truffles.

And how did I miss a free coffee?

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rainmaker 12:48 pm
27 Jun 12
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A small step in the right direction, but there are still a hell of a lot of shopfronts empty. How long has that old JB Hi-Fi been empty now, what, 3 or 4 years? Think of the missed rent that could have been received if they reduced their asking price, but instead the lessors refuse and they receive zero for years.

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jsm2090 1:43 pm
27 Jun 12
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Is the Apple store still going into the space in the bottom of the old AGL House? That should certainly revitalise the precinct.

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EvanJames 2:26 pm
27 Jun 12
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Does the interior have any relics to the bygone Woolworths, that used to be there? I used to love watching the doughnut machine in the window, plopping doughnuts into the hot oil.

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XO_VSOP 2:43 pm
27 Jun 12
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rainmaker said :

A small step in the right direction, but there are still a hell of a lot of shopfronts empty. How long has that old JB Hi-Fi been empty now, what, 3 or 4 years? Think of the missed rent that could have been received if they reduced their asking price, but instead the lessors refuse and they receive zero for years.

Its good to see see how they go! I am all for centre point revitalisation. Re JB Hi fi spot the building owners are still collecting rent from JB so probably the reason 10 year lease i think, rich get richer.

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nsn 3:04 pm
27 Jun 12
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That signage is awful.

I refer to xkcd: “If you really hate someone, teach them to recognise bad kerning.”

http://xkcd.com/1015/

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dtc 5:14 pm
27 Jun 12
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EvanJames said :

Does the interior have any relics to the bygone Woolworths, that used to be there? I used to love watching the doughnut machine in the window, plopping doughnuts into the hot oil.

I’m pretty sure Woolworths was on the other side, where ACTEW now is.

Then again, it was a long time ago.

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GardeningGirl 5:32 pm
27 Jun 12
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Holden Caulfield said :

I noticed this on the weekend. It’s a good site for a cafe, I wish them well. They could probably do with some competition in neighbouring shops to help get people back from the shiny new North quarter.

+1

dtc said :

EvanJames said :

Does the interior have any relics to the bygone Woolworths, that used to be there? I used to love watching the doughnut machine in the window, plopping doughnuts into the hot oil.

I’m pretty sure Woolworths was on the other side, where ACTEW now is.

Then again, it was a long time ago.

The BIg W type store was on the other side, the supermarket and the adjoining takeaway food section were in the Centrepoint location. I remember the donut machine too. :-)

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farnarkler 6:28 pm
27 Jun 12
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Good luck to them but I can’t help thinking it’s like giving the Titanic a lick of paint two hours after it hit the iceberg.

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I-filed 6:28 pm
27 Jun 12
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EvanJames said :

Does the interior have any relics to the bygone Woolworths, that used to be there? I used to love watching the doughnut machine in the window, plopping doughnuts into the hot oil.

Woolworths was on the other side – in the block that has Ted’s camera store.

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I-filed 6:30 pm
27 Jun 12
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Any connection with the notorious Landmark cult? If so, steer clear.

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farnarkler 6:43 pm
27 Jun 12
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It was Woolworths on the merry-go-round side.

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Malteser 10:50 am
28 Jun 12
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I wonder if the Cafe could put a bit of a boundary near the tables and chairs, maybe some pot plants/hedging type style? Right now it feels a bit like you are just plonked in the middle of a walkway (which I guess is technically true) with an outdoor setting from anywhere. Other than that, it’s good to see a cafe along City Walk – hopefully also be open on the weekend.

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