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Mother Nature Tuggeranong – Renovation or RIP?

By poptop - 18 July 2009 24

Spotted this morning at the Hyperdome – Mother Nature is swathed in black plastic with black spray-paint advising Closed for Renovations.

I think most Tuggeranong regulars have noted that the Mother Nature here has been circling the drain for quite a while – prices went up, quality down, range reduced, registers not working properly, staff numbers cut, meat cabinets fritzed, ATM access gone and now this.

Unless the renovation includes the owners taking a good hard look at themselves, I think it this may be the last we’ll see of Mother Nature over one the Southside for a while.

What’s Your opinion?


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24 Responses to
Mother Nature Tuggeranong – Renovation or RIP?
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VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 1:03 pm
18 Jul 09
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There’s a Mother Nature in Queanbeyan, and it has (and still is) fantastic. Brilliant range of fresh foods, and cheap. No so good for regular groceries, but we tend to get them at Aldi anyway.

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jennybel75 1:19 pm
18 Jul 09
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The one at the aiport looks RIP too. No construction has happened on it in the last 3 or so months (at a rough esitmate). Sad ‘cos I was looking forward to them opening out there and expanding their range.

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Igglepiggle 1:20 pm
18 Jul 09
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Too expensive and not great quality- not any better than the woolies inside really, so I never bothered. Went to Belco markets this morning though- always much better.

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gun street girl 1:34 pm
18 Jul 09
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VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

There’s a Mother Nature in Queanbeyan, and it has (and still is) fantastic. Brilliant range of fresh foods, and cheap. No so good for regular groceries, but we tend to get them at Aldi anyway.

Huh?? Last time I was there (which was quite recently), they had been systematically winding it down over months (closed meat and deli section, reduction of shelf products in range and numbers etc etc). Unless they’ve resurrected the place in the last few weeks, I would have suspected it had died completely.

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miz 1:46 pm
18 Jul 09
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Used to be excellent – wonder what happened? I knew they were goners once their produce started to look more tired than the stuff in the supermarket.

The ‘local liquor component’ was the first to go – maybe it was unviable without those sales?

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bd84 3:40 pm
18 Jul 09
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dead as a dodo I would suggest

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n2kaja 3:59 pm
18 Jul 09
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It’s a shame really. Would love to see the idea ran by someone with business sense. It used to be so busy. I will miss it.

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laughtong 4:04 pm
18 Jul 09
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We were told by a checkout girl before it closed, that the Tugg Mother Nature was closing for renovations and that it would reopen. That was several weeks ago now.

I went to check this morning to see if it was open again and was disappointed to see no information on any notices in the windows as to what was happening.

Only possibly good sign was lights on behind the plastic.

Here’s hoping it does re-open. It was good but was let run down badly.

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trickyxr 4:23 pm
18 Jul 09
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The owners of mother natures are closing down all of thier shops including Batemans bay except for the new one at the airport. The owners are Iannelies. And they are almost Bankrupted

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Genie 8:06 pm
18 Jul 09
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The owners of mother natures are closing down all of thier shops including Batemans bay except for the new one at the airport. The owners are Iannelies. And they are almost Bankrupted

Hmmmmmmmmmmm…. Hasn’t the one at the airport been sitting there for months empty and “opening soon”

Doesn’t surprise me that this family is on the verge of bankruptcy, isn’t the first time.

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Anna Key 7:37 am
19 Jul 09
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Genie said :

Doesn’t surprise me that this family is on the verge of bankruptcy, isn’t the first time.

Didn’t they used to run the old Tuggeranong market place before the Hyper D extended?

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ant 10:40 am
19 Jul 09
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VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

There’s a Mother Nature in Queanbeyan, and it has (and still is) fantastic. Brilliant range of fresh foods, and cheap. No so good for regular groceries, but we tend to get them at Aldi anyway.

I visited the Qbn one yesterday, expecting the gutted shop it’s been for past months, but no! The deli is back open, staff were srubbing the shelves that have been lying empty, there were pallets of boxes of grocery items waiting to be shelved, a lot of the gourmet stuff is back, the fridge shelves were stocked (with umpteen sorts of bocconcini and fresh mozzaraella), teh joint was jumping. Great to see… for ages they have shrunk it back to the basic f and v, so it’s great to see it going back to its old self.

Prices were good, too. 1kg things of yogurt were cheaper than Coles, and their beef soup bones are also much cheaper than Coles.

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miz 11:33 am
19 Jul 09
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I really hope they reopen in the Hyperdome – it’s crazy that there is no F&V shop there to give the supermarkets some competition.

Luckily there are good ones at Chisholm and Erindale.

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gun street girl 12:12 pm
19 Jul 09
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ant said :

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

There’s a Mother Nature in Queanbeyan, and it has (and still is) fantastic. Brilliant range of fresh foods, and cheap. No so good for regular groceries, but we tend to get them at Aldi anyway.

I visited the Qbn one yesterday, expecting the gutted shop it’s been for past months, but no! The deli is back open, staff were srubbing the shelves that have been lying empty, there were pallets of boxes of grocery items waiting to be shelved, a lot of the gourmet stuff is back, the fridge shelves were stocked (with umpteen sorts of bocconcini and fresh mozzaraella), teh joint was jumping. Great to see… for ages they have shrunk it back to the basic f and v, so it’s great to see it going back to its old self.

Prices were good, too. 1kg things of yogurt were cheaper than Coles, and their beef soup bones are also much cheaper than Coles.

Brilliant – great news! Thanks for the heads up.

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ant 10:30 pm
19 Jul 09
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I just went in there to get some Australian garlic, and it was so nice to see the place being filled up with stuff again.

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