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Belco Mall starts to look good?

By bobbatty - 2 August 2010 30

You have to give it to whoever is doing the Belco Mall upgrade, it’s starting to look like a winner. I’m impressed by Magnet Mart leaving and the Goodies taking over the building and can see how all this could flow into the main centre.

I must say that the developers are doing a better job in Belco over recent years with the exception of the Art whatever on the lake. Even some of the restaurants are lifting their food service and quality.

Man, it’s a good time to be alive in Belco with all the changes!!

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Belco Mall starts to look good?
p1 4:58 pm 02 Aug 10

…and yes, I know un-inhindered is an awesome use of language.

p1 4:46 pm 02 Aug 10

I am still amazed that belco mall and belco bus interchange could not be replaced / revamped / whatever without the introduction of numerous sets of traffic lights and the removal of what was a almost un-inhindered bus lane from one side of the town centre to the other.

georgesgenitals 4:34 pm 02 Aug 10

georgesgenitals said :

“Let’s go the mall…. today!”

It’s “Let’s go TO the mall… today!” you idiot.

Jim Jones 4:31 pm 02 Aug 10

Thumper said :

Let’s not beat around the bush. It’s a giant concrete monstrousity.

But when the zombie apocalypse comes, you know that it’s a much safer place to bunker down than the Canberra Centre.

georgesgenitals 4:29 pm 02 Aug 10

“Let’s go the mall…. today!”

housebound 4:17 pm 02 Aug 10

Just one more reason to shop somewhere else. Tried finding a disabled park at the mall lately? And this for a few more more chain stores. Woo hoo!

nexus6 4:09 pm 02 Aug 10

my faith in humanity is further eroded when i see people are excited by the re-development of mall.

Thumper 3:49 pm 02 Aug 10

Let’s not beat around the bush. It’s a giant concrete monstrousity.

JC 3:47 pm 02 Aug 10

mp2615 said :

This is a troll right ?

bloody traffic lights on every corner. considerable disruption to drivers, pedestrians, cyclists et al. I think all the shops at Jamieson are loving it right now. In the long run this voracious mall only means it will be harder for smaller suburban centres, which are at the heart of Canberra’s utility and character, to survive.

What crap. The vast majority of shops (read non supermarkets) at the Belconnen Mall, and other Canberra malls do not compete in any way shape of form with suburban shopping centres. Never have and never will.

The only way for suburban centres to survive is for people to actually shop there. To shop there the shops need to either compete on price OR offer some good reason to actually make the effort to go local. Don’t see either happening too soon.

Mothy 3:44 pm 02 Aug 10

Hey Bob, you a workmate or friend of MP123?

What did the change of the tennancy of a building across the road have to do with the upgrade to the mall/bus interchange? That changeover isn’t about flow into the upgraded/upsized Mall, but a hope for parasitic feed off of it.

And Magnet Marts move out almost certainly had more to do with the construction of the Bunnings monolith on Belconnen Way (where you only have to try escaping from the car park to question the logic behind that one) than any kind of masterplan.

Giving developers a pat on the back while slagging off the construction of an “of the Art whatever on the lake” – great trolling material, poor thought process.

Spruik on, salesman.

Personally, I wonder what kind of “soul” Belconnen is going to have. A whole lot of apartments have been built and are being built – not just Oracle and the proposed Alitude site, the miriad of ones peppered along Beisell Street, and the existing Miramar block by the lake… Everyone living in their little box, and so little to link them other than a megamall. The lakeside has lifted a bit, but is still dominated by takeout venues serving the latent demand of said box-dwellers and the odd foray in try out new pizza places.

Belconnen – not a place to be, just a place to spend.

Spoono 3:27 pm 02 Aug 10

I hope they all go back to the mall, b%#tards. I find it hard to get decent park at Jamo these days.

Rawhide Kid No 2 2:21 pm 02 Aug 10

mp2615 said :

This is a troll right ?

bloody traffic lights on every corner. considerable disruption to drivers, pedestrians, cyclists et al. I think all the shops at Jamieson are loving it right now. In the long run this voracious mall only means it will be harder for smaller suburban centres, which are at the heart of Canberra’s utility and character, to survive.

Um I don’t know. When shoppers get to experience shopping at Jamo compared to the Mall they might want to keep shopping at Jamo. At least for basic groceries and stuff.

mp2615 11:19 am 02 Aug 10

This is a troll right ?

bloody traffic lights on every corner. considerable disruption to drivers, pedestrians, cyclists et al. I think all the shops at Jamieson are loving it right now. In the long run this voracious mall only means it will be harder for smaller suburban centres, which are at the heart of Canberra’s utility and character, to survive.

New Yeah 10:26 am 02 Aug 10

When was it ever not a good time to be alive in Belco?

screaming banshee 10:07 am 02 Aug 10

So does you property go up for sale this week or has it already been listed?

And since when is the Magnet Mart/Goodguys building part of the mall?

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