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Crace to get a Supabarn Express

By 28 May 2012 15

The developers of Crace have announced they’re going to be putting a Supabarn Express between the childcare and the old folks home along with some other as yet unspecified shops.

It will be the first Supabarn Express store in Canberra, and follows a format that has already been very successful for the Supabarn Group in Sydney.

Crace Project Director Malcolm Leslie says the new development—known as Crace Central—will be located in the suburb’s urban precinct close to other community amenities including a retirement village which will be operated by Goodwin Aged Care Services, and a future childcare centre.

“The area is designed to create a thriving community space and to be a place where people can meet and connect,” Mr Leslie says.

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15 Responses to Crace to get a Supabarn Express
#1
tactless2:12 pm, 28 May 12

I wonder if the owners of the former Florey IGA, now a Supabarn Express, know that their store is not the first in the ACT?

#2
dph2:40 pm, 28 May 12

Crace should get its own special Harvey Norman store where you can only purchase expensive, incredibly unnecessary goods on a 12yr, no pay, interest free period.

#3
SnapperJack3:49 pm, 28 May 12

A Claytons suburb gets a Claytons supermarket.

#4
MrMagoo4:01 pm, 28 May 12

tactless said :

I wonder if the owners of the former Florey IGA, now a Supabarn Express, know that their store is not the first in the ACT?

+1

#5
RB787:05 pm, 28 May 12

tactless said :

I wonder if the owners of the former Florey IGA, now a Supabarn Express, know that their store is not the first in the ACT?

Not to mention Watson Supabarn Express..

#6
tactless9:38 pm, 28 May 12

RB78 said :

tactless said :

I wonder if the owners of the former Florey IGA, now a Supabarn Express, know that their store is not the first in the ACT?

Not to mention Watson Supabarn Express..

Well there you go…I wasn’t aware of another one in the ACT, no wonder the Project Director for Crace got it wrong. Perhaps they mean the first Supabarn Express built to be a Supabarn Express? in which case he would no doubt be correct!

#7
JC10:43 pm, 28 May 12

Thought Crace was meant to be getting a group centre rather than just a local shopping centre with a Supabarn Express.

#8
dvaey11:12 pm, 28 May 12

JC said :

Thought Crace was meant to be getting a group centre rather than just a local shopping centre with a Supabarn Express.

OP: The developers of Crace have announced they’re going to be putting a Supabarn Express between the childcare and the old folks home along with some other as yet unspecified shops.

Childcare, nursing home and ‘other as yet unspecified shops’ sounds like a group centre to me. Crace is too close to the marketplace to really be worthy of much larger.

#9
beejay766:37 am, 29 May 12

And still Harrison, which has been around for years, doesn’t have so much as a post box. How hard can it be?

#10
buzz8197:34 am, 29 May 12

beejay76 said :

And still Harrison, which has been around for years, doesn’t have so much as a post box. How hard can it be?

Considering Harrison is about 2km’s from Gungahlin and 1km from Mitchell, I’d say get over it and don’t be lazy.

#11
rosscoact7:53 am, 29 May 12

Crace is a local centre

Crace is built by private industry so they can build whenever their agents find tenants. Govtco has to assess demand, plan an auction, service the block etc etc which inevitably is not as dynamic and responsive as the private industry process

At 1500m2 it’s about twice the floor area of most local centre supermarkets (same as Woolies in Bonner IIRC) and 2/3 of a small full line supermarket. We’re possibly looking ta the future here. Larger local centre supermarkets enabling people to shop closer to home. The ones that cannot expand may very well end up as corner stores given the level of extra competition this will introduce

Excellent outcome for Crace I reckon

#12
puggy8:56 am, 29 May 12

buzz819 said :

beejay76 said :

And still Harrison, which has been around for years, doesn’t have so much as a post box. How hard can it be?

Considering Harrison is about 2km’s from Gungahlin and 1km from Mitchell, I’d say get over it and don’t be lazy.

True, but there is some sort of store going in on ground floor of the development near the school.

The no post box thing shits me though. According to the Aus Post website, there are a total of five post box location in Gungahlin, three of which are in Mitchell.

#13
ma7trlb9:49 am, 29 May 12

buzz819 said :

Considering Harrison is about 2km’s from Gungahlin and 1km from Mitchell, I’d say get over it and don’t be lazy.

I used to live at the top of Harrison, and was 2kms to Gungahlin along Anthony Rolfe Ave (which is in no way a nice walk. The footpaths (where present) are unkempt, uneven and thus largely unused.

As someone who uses a bus/bicycle frequently, it irked me to have to get in the car to go and buy a newspaper or a bottle of milk from a major supermarket. And the many days spent lapping residential streets whilst taking our baby out in his stroller left us wanting more.

We moved to Crace on the basis that it was going to get a group centre, and although its taken its sweet time, we welcome this news. Now all they need is a playground for kids to play in…

#14
Keijidosha10:51 am, 29 May 12

ma7trlb said :

Now all they need is a playground for kids to play in…

“Think you need space for your children to play? Crace will change that.”

#15
GBT11:57 am, 31 May 12

Have you actually looked at the plan or is it easier to just make assumptions?

http://www.crace.com.au/userUpload/MASTERPLANSEPT2011.pdf

There already is a small playground in the linear park and they are currently building the big park, not to mention the Hilltop Reserve.

For a new suburb, Crace actually has a fair bit of playgrounds/green spaces. How much space exactly do you think kids need to play in?

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