Tag Archives: brand depot

Brand Depot all closed up….

By 26 June, 2011

Brand Depot today and noticed that the back area had been gutted

DFO wins the war – not quite

By 2 March, 2011

Recent news that Brand Depot is closing is now unfortunately joined by news that the DFO may be placed into liquidation in the Canberra Times), as the owners of the DFO shopping centres face over a billion dollars in debt.
With news of SupaBarn closing as well, are we left with the Westfield shopping centres only?

DFO wins the war

By 25 February, 2011

The Canberra Times brings word that the Airport’s Brand Depot factory outlet is surrendering in the long war against Fyshwick’s DFO.
Brand Depot at Canberra Airport is closing, ending one of the territory’s fiercest retail wars.
Airport managing director Stephen Byron said a third of the 75 discount shops were vacant and four more shops would [...]

Costco aiming for July opening

By 14 February, 2011

Costco are the subject of some fascination around the place, if only because it’s a whole new model of retailing for Canberra.
Liam has sent through this photo of movements on the Costco front.
I spotted this out at Brand Depot this morning, it seems to be set up mostly for PR purposes. The people inside [...]

Costco to fill out the empty space at Brand Depot

By 21 January, 2011

Last October we noted that retailing giant Costco was gearing up to move into Canberra.
Today Chief Minister Stanhope is celebrating this vindication of his economic leadership.
“This is good news for Canberra, good news for shoppers and a good sign of the confidence that a major international company such as Costco has in the strength of [...]

A dance-fitness marathon – Sunday 28th November

By 19 November, 2010

[ 28 November, 2010; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ]

Canberrans young and old, fit and not-so-fit are all invited to join the HumanFusion ‘Dance Fitness Marathon’ all day on Sunday the 28th November at Brand Depot. It’s a movement marathon, a quantum of quickstep, a concord of choreography that promises to be a fantastic spectacle for people who love to participate in dance, sport [...]

Police Wrap – 27 October 2010

By 27 October, 2010

1. Trouble in Togo Place:
ACT Policing has arrested two South Australia men for an aggravated burglary in Gordon last night (Tuesday 26th October).
Around midnight last night police received a call about two men acting suspiciously in Togo Place. When they arrived police found two men carrying a large sports bag containing jewellery and electrical [...]

Fire at Brand Depot

By 27 October, 2010

The following in from the ESA:
5:55pm Tuesday 26 October 2010 – Fire reported at Majura ACT Fire Brigade responding to reports of a fire at Brand Depot Majura.
Update to follow.

6:15pm Tuesday 26 October 2010 – Update – Fire quickly extinguished Fire quickly extinguished by firefighters and automatic sprinkler system.
Building occupants safely evacuated. [...]

Snowtown to beat DFO by default?

By 18 August, 2010

[First filed: Aug 17, 2010 @ 9:24]

The smh brings us word that the DFO empire is on the brink of collapsing in debt which could also mean the end of the half empty Fyshwick site.
Banks are likely to appoint receivers Korda Mentha as early as today to South Wharf Retail, which owns South Wharf DFO [...]

Police Wrap – 27 August

By 27 August, 2008

1. There’s been a fire at Brand Depot. Lets hope a starving retailer wasn’t trying to get some insurance back before departing on a midnight clear.
One store sustained fire damage with as many as a dozen more shops affected by smoke and subsequent water damage.
ACT Policing and ACT Fire Brigade investigators are yet to determine [...]

New DFO Fyshwick will make airport seem “Brand Depleted”

By 5 July, 2008

I was made aware of the floorplan (download link) for the new DFO at Fyshwick. It appears that the new DFO complex will have MANY recognised brand name shops and outlets.
I feel somewhat sorry for any (struggling) operators that are locked in to long leases out at the airport as the new DFO complex with its diversity will certainly appear a [...]

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