I have just heard that Fruitylicious in Gungahlin has closed its doors and is moving to Spence. It is a brilliant vegie/deli/coffee shop run by people who care. This is very disappointing as it was one of the better places to shop in Gungahlin. But I can’t blame them – they have to go where the customers are.
It follows in a long line of businesses closing, or moving out of the area. I was very sad when Retro Kids had to close down. I think the problem is a real lack of office space, meaning that there are hardly any customers during the week.
It seems that Gungahlin is destined to become a precinct full of coffee shops, take-aways and For Lease signs, with all the locals travelling to Belconnen or Civic to do real shopping. How has it come to this? The lack of planning in this area is appalling.