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Closure of the Hub Asian grocery in Belconnen. Any reason why?

By farnarkler - 5 August 2010 30

Supposedly the Hub has closed in Belconnen. 

Anyone have any inside knowledge as to why?

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Closure of the Hub Asian grocery in Belconnen. Any reason why?
H1NG0 5:50 pm 05 Aug 10

I was at the Gungahlin store on the weekend getting one of their Vietnamese rolls. That place was awesome and lots of ingredients you can’t get at woolies or coles. Recently they were doing an upgrade of their freezer section. I really hope someone takes it over. It will be missed. I guess I’ll have to check out the other one and see how it measures up.

I actually feel as though Gungahlin is quite busier these days. I went to the city on a Sunday recently and it was ghost town. Drove into Gungahlin and it was a hive of activity. Gungahlin is also pretty busy on Friday nights. I think it is screaming out for a pub or a few more more bars (not clubs). The only place like that is Connect Cafe and Bar.

nanzan 4:04 pm 05 Aug 10

Now Hub at Gungahlin really was a hub. It’s loss will be sorely felt by all in Gungahlin I think. It had a good location – very central and good exposure. It is sad to see so many businesses still struggling in a town centre location. Every week in Gungahlin there seems to be another closure. If this is what’s happening in the town centre in Gungahlin – what’s happening in the suburbs in Gungahlin, and elsewhere?

The lack of federal government employment in Gungahlin is a real problem and something Kate Lundy and Bob McMullen should be ashamed of. We do not live at the airport – why is there so much federal government employment there?!

Gungahlin Al 3:04 pm 05 Aug 10

Mothy said :

Apparently Gungahlin shut now also.

A shame. There is another one near the bike shop now, so maybe the competition made it harder?

But the skyhigh rents and lack of a daytime trade are hurting almost every business in the Gungahlin town centre. (On that topic, I met with David Dawes on Tuesday about accelerating release of commercial land in the town centre.)

trix 2:29 pm 05 Aug 10

Actually, in terms of decent Japanese supplies, it is a bit of a loss. The Korean shops have some Japanese stuff, but not really much to write home about.

semaj 2:24 pm 05 Aug 10

I didn’t buy too many groceries at Hub, but really liked their Vietnamese pork, pate and salad rolls.

Does anyone know of anywhere else to get a decent one?

I’ve tried the ones from the bakery at the Fyshwick markets and didn’t like them. They where made at the start of the day and then wrapped in glad wrap and where pretty soggy by lunchtime

What I’m after is one made fresh to order, like the hub did.

Any ideas?

random 2:09 pm 05 Aug 10

nanzan said :

There are two other – or is it three – good Asian grocery stores in Belconnen already, on the western side of the mall, around Rae Street. And another one at Belconnen Markets.

Four others. Angkorwhat in the mall, the one at the markets, the one near St. Vinnies, and Ming’s in Oatley Ct. Five if you also count the Indian one down the road from Ming’s.

The Hub had a lot more junk food and imported frozen stuff but otherwise I don’t think it’s a huge loss.

Mothy 1:58 pm 05 Aug 10

Apparently Gungahlin shut now also.

OzChick 12:04 pm 05 Aug 10

Oh no!! HUB is a great supermarket.

nanzan 12:01 pm 05 Aug 10

And The Hub at Belco hasn’t been there that long. And they added a bakery even more recently. Very strange.

There are two other – or is it three – good Asian grocery stores in Belconnen already, on the western side of the mall, around Rae Street. And another one at Belconnen Markets.

rosscoact 11:43 am 05 Aug 10

Noooooo, I also noted the low stock, this is very bad news

Jivrashia 11:37 am 05 Aug 10

Hub used to have a wider (relatively speaking) variety of food compared to other small Asian grocery shops. But since two months ago their stock has definitely been depleting, at least in Gungahlin.

Guess I’ll just have to settle for the two Korean ones in Civic, and the three Chinese ones in Dickson.

farnarkler 11:29 am 05 Aug 10

What a bummer. It used to be a really good one-stop shop for all the bits and pieces I wanted. I guess the rent was too high. 🙁

Vegemite 11:05 am 05 Aug 10

There was an administrators notice in the paper the other week for both stores.

Antagonist 11:04 am 05 Aug 10

I cannot tell you why because I do not know, but interestingly the Hub at Tuggernanong also closed its doors recently 🙁

jennybel75 10:59 am 05 Aug 10

Not sure about the Belco’ one, but the one in Gungahlin was very low in stock when I was in there a week or so ago. Financial difficulties maybe? I wonder about the one in Tuggeranong?

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