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Development application confirms Myer’s Hyperdome exit

By bd84 - 21 October 2011 28

I happened across this development application for an extension of the Tuggeranong Hyperdome today which, amongst its extension plans confirms that Myer is closing it’s doors with a remodel of the layout will be replaced with a Big W and other smaller stores.

I can’t say I’m that surprised by the impending closure, as the store doesn’t really sell that much and is very tired looking, and it will be good to see a Big W there instead of going to the crappy Kmart and Target. It will be interesting to see if they can get tenants for the smaller stores given the high shop turnover in the Hyperdome. I’m guessing it will also be the gateway to Myer taking over the David Jones at Woden.

What’s Your opinion?


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Development application confirms Myer’s Hyperdome exit
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madamcholet 8:46 am
21 Oct 11
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Not surprised either. Both DJ’s and Myer are outdated concepts. No one these days needs shiny flagship stores stuffed to the gills with wares, or indeed the converse – stores that have been left to rot because they are in the ‘burbs. I always love the way that these stores are eventually held together by gaffer tape all over the floor. The Myer at Tuggers is basically just used as a thoroughfare to the rest of that awful place.

I remember the first time we visited the Hyperdome when we were working out where in Canberra we might live. I was just astounded by it – I thought I had walked back into 1984!

Can’t say that I feel the need for a Big W tho’ when there is a KMart and Target just upstairs.

Knock down the Hyperdome and start again, and this time do it properly….

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Chop71 9:26 am
21 Oct 11
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Don’t see how they will fill the new retail outlets when they already have stores boarded up. Many long term retailers are heading for the exits. ie Arnolds Pizza and Songland just to name a few

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silvernitrate 9:42 am
21 Oct 11
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damn… i guess its in time for the new centrelink offices for 2013. atm its really hard to access from that area (and from all places around the centre). its so cut off from everywhere and is not pedestrian friendly.

I thought David Jones was still going to be there at woden with myer?

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Classified 9:54 am
21 Oct 11
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What we really need is a US style Target or K-Mart.

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Henry82 10:03 am
21 Oct 11
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Classified said :

What we really need is a US style Target or K-Mart.

you mean like costco?

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thehutch 10:30 am
21 Oct 11
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Myer accidentially announced this a few years back… I understand that Myer will be moving into Woden at the old bonner house. David Jones to remain at Woden. Westfield to get a facelift.

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Mothy 10:31 am
21 Oct 11
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How many Big W’s can one regional city take? Already have Gungahlin, Belconnen, Civic and Woden, and now to add Hyperdome and the former Brand Depot site???

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watto23 10:36 am
21 Oct 11
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I used to go there, only cause i live very close, but now I tend to rarely go inside the place. For newspapers and groceries i’ll go to Condor or Erindale.
Anything else i’ll go to Woden or the city…

Apparently management has been an issue, but i think have the issues retailers have in the bricks and mortar vs internet issue is shoppingh centrtes charging high rent and having stupid clauses. That said the issue I heard was about having to refit the shop every 5-7 years. I don’t see why thats a problem, but perhaps, if the store was regularly maintained instead of a refit, it could be ok.

Anyway I’l like a JB Hifi, but i really don’t want it inside the Hyperdome :-)

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qbngeek 10:44 am
21 Oct 11
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I only travel there for the cinemas, and only because I am sick of paying a million $$ a movie at Dendy and sitting in vomit ‘godknowswhatthisis’ at Hoyts.

Other than that I have very little reason to go any further than Costco or the Famers Markets if I need to get anything outside Queanbeyan, with the noticable exception of Good Games in Lanyon for my geeky needs. Everything else is available in Quangers or the interwebs.

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Primal 10:48 am
21 Oct 11
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And if they could con(…vince) Dick Smith and Dan Murphy’s to move across from Homeworld, that’d be neat too.

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Classified 12:32 pm
21 Oct 11
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Henry82 said :

Classified said :

What we really need is a US style Target or K-Mart.

you mean like costco?

No, like a US style Target or K-Mart. They are very different from the Costco we have here.

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KaptnKaos 12:44 pm
21 Oct 11
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Not shocked by this, the inept twats that call themselves hyperdome management have been hell bent on destroying any small business in tuggeranong for years, now they have driven off a major business, well done. Have also heard that they may not be letting Santa in again this year as well, I’ll be sticking with a proper major retail centre, not this joke of a place.

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MERC600 1:47 pm
21 Oct 11
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How a bout a Yankee Wal-Mart . From time to time on the net someone sends some wonderful photos of some of their customers, and by hell there are some strange ones.

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thehutch 1:49 pm
21 Oct 11
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Mothy said :

How many Big W’s can one regional city take? Already have Gungahlin, Belconnen, Civic and Woden, and now to add Hyperdome and the former Brand Depot site???

No Big W at Belco

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youami 1:53 pm
21 Oct 11
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watto23 said :

I used to go there, only cause i live very close, but now I tend to rarely go inside the place. For newspapers and groceries i’ll go to Condor or Erindale.
Anything else i’ll go to Woden or the city…

Apparently management has been an issue, but i think have the issues retailers have in the bricks and mortar vs internet issue is shoppingh centrtes charging high rent and having stupid clauses. That said the issue I heard was about having to refit the shop every 5-7 years. I don’t see why thats a problem, but perhaps, if the store was regularly maintained instead of a refit, it could be ok.

Anyway I’l like a JB Hifi, but i really don’t want it inside the Hyperdome :-)

Westfield have similar clauses (shopfront refurb and opening hours requirements, etc.) and Westfield are not faultering. I think it is location as Tuggers town centre is not in the centre at all and most people will end up shopping locally or shopping at centres where they work etc.

And re: Costco, most US stores do not stock what our store does, it has been tailored for Australians. So the comment about having a US-style Target or K-Mart would be a welcome change— what about a Walmart? I am sure Tuggers already has the Walmart shoppers ready to go!!!

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