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Please open our kiosks…we need kiosks!

By nanzan - 14 September 2008 13

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?

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13 Responses to
Please open our kiosks…we need kiosks!
tylersmayhem 3:29 pm 19 Sep 08

I blame Britney Spears!

Loquaciousness 12:24 pm 15 Sep 08

jakez said :

It’s a conspiracy! We are through the looking glass people.

I blame the LHC.

/me starts making a tinfoil suit to match her hat.

L

jakez 12:13 pm 15 Sep 08

nanzan said :

An urgent update to the kiosks saga:

When I drove past this afternoon at about 1:15 the eastern kiosk was actually open!! Unfortunately, it was storming at the time so not much business around – but at least it was open!

However, when I drove past again at 4:30 it was all shut up again – a pity, because the sun was shining and it was a lovely afternoon and people were out and about again.

And yes, the kiosks have next to nil to do with the ACT Government as they are sited on land under the control of the National Capital Authority.

It’s a conspiracy! We are through the looking glass people.

p1 12:04 pm 15 Sep 08

…or perhaps they are secretly the air vents for the tunnels under the lake…

now ASIO will be taping your phone.

Pandy 8:57 pm 14 Sep 08

I even blame Stanhope for the state of the Murray, so the lack of the coffee shops around the lake (northern side) is small fry.

b2 7:03 pm 14 Sep 08

or perhaps they are secretly the air vents for the tunnels under the lake…

Loquaciousness 6:05 pm 14 Sep 08

Granny said :

Maybe they are Brigadoon kiosks, and only appear once every hundred years. It is the Parliamentary Triangle after all.

Now, where did I put my tinfoil hat?

L

Granny 5:39 pm 14 Sep 08

Maybe they are Brigadoon kiosks, and only appear once every hundred years. It is the Parliamentary Triangle after all.

nanzan 5:32 pm 14 Sep 08

An urgent update to the kiosks saga:

When I drove past this afternoon at about 1:15 the eastern kiosk was actually open!! Unfortunately, it was storming at the time so not much business around – but at least it was open!

However, when I drove past again at 4:30 it was all shut up again – a pity, because the sun was shining and it was a lovely afternoon and people were out and about again.

And yes, the kiosks have next to nil to do with the ACT Government as they are sited on land under the control of the National Capital Authority.

b2 4:28 pm 14 Sep 08

Have you actually had a look at those buildings? they are awfully dark and particularly uninviting. I for one am not surprised they are empty.

simbo 4:05 pm 14 Sep 08

Commonwealth plaza would be one of the areas in Canberra where Stanhope has no responsibility – parlimaentary triangle has nothing to do with him!

So .. blame K-Rudd.. and, given it’s been a year… also blame J-Ho…

Granny 3:49 pm 14 Sep 08

If there is no espresso, this is a serious issue for me.

Grrrrrrr!!

Pandy 3:23 pm 14 Sep 08

I blame Stanhope

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