Well, spring is here, and Floriade is here, but there is still no sign of the two kiosks at Commonwealth Place (or even one of them!) opening for business – any business!
If I am not mistaken they have been completed now for nigh on one year…and still not one espresso coffee, or herbal tea, or muffin top, has been traded over their counters.
I drove past again today on the way home from my particular salt mine in the Parliamentary Triangle, and the weather was wonderful, the crowds were out, and the flags were flapping, but those kiosks just sat there morbidly, utterly uninterested in commerce of any kind.
To make matters worse, I went into one of the toilets there recently – at least they are open I thought – only to find a complete dearth of toilet tissue (and this was at the beginning of a weekend!).
Ahh, why can’t things be better than this in our beautiful city – particularly at Commonwealth Place?