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Ideas for what Canberra shopping centres do need

By Feathergirl - 15 December 2008 68

After reading the article “Canberra Retail?” I was thinking of what kind of “shop/idea” would be original and useful in Canberra. What do you think?

I thought it would be nice to have a women’s club/cafe at one of the centres. With a menu full of nice small meals at about $8.00. It would have internet access, a kids area with toys and room at tables for prams. 

A quiet room/area with books and magazines that can also be booked for mothers groups, knitting circles, group project get togethers or book clubs would be handy. Also if they could have a healthy take-away dinners menu we could call them at 4:00pm and pick up dinner on the way home from work. I’d also like theme lunch days – I would be in heaven. Mmm pancakes on Mondays or Sushi Thursdays.

Since I’m this is my fantasy I’d also like:

  • One of those flame heaters that look like a real fire for winter.
  • Dessert tasting platters.
  • A community notice board.
  • Waitresses that dress-up on special days (nobody wears Easter bonnets anymore!)
  • They could offer cooking classes too.

Men could also attend the women’s club if the wish, but it would be aimed at women, as I just think it’s a neat idea to have somewhere truely homey and comforting to go with the girls. Free to eat slowly, eat lady sized meals, read the trash mags (or RiotACT if you have your laptop of course) and get away from the food court/club dinners crowds.


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johnboy 11:06 am 16 Dec 08

You could dress up as her and pose next to your christmas tree.

Smells like win to me!

Feathergirl 10:08 am 16 Dec 08

I wouldn’t mind dressing up as my WoW character actually, she’s a bit cute… I don’t know if my partner would find it kinky or laugh at me for being a nerd. Probably laugh.

farnarkler 9:46 am 16 Dec 08

There’s big money these days in kinky. Japan seems to be very rich in it!!

poptop 9:41 am 16 Dec 08

Rhetorical question?

Cosplay or any other dress-up game, for anyone over 12, is kinky.

farnarkler 8:33 am 16 Dec 08

There’s a very fine line with Cosplay between fun and kinky. Which side of the line do you prefer???

Roma 8:14 am 16 Dec 08

^^ Actually, Ant, this was my first thought too. I couldnt agree more.

Thumper 8:14 am 16 Dec 08

Working families need coffee shops too.

Got to keep the single or childless riff raff out.

ant 2:15 am 16 Dec 08

justbands said :

I couldn’t read past “women’s club/cafe” sorry….sexist rubbish.

I was fascinted to see, yet again, how the term “women’s” means in actuality “mothers”. apparently, anything appellated “women’s” is usually to do with children. Therefore, all women have children in tow and really are only interested in stuff to do with children. All this way, to arrive at: biological determinism.

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