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Tales from Tuggeranong – The Hype Dome

By DorothyDix - 7 December 2012 53

So the new extensions to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome are open.  

I took a good look around today and soon realised that its a lot of the same old same old, re-arranging the chairs so to speak.

Yep, there are a few new tennants in Big W, JB Hi Fi and one or two others, but the rest are mainly old tennants in new locations.

There’s even ANOTHER elcheapo junk shop and more short term leases that look like they belong at the local weekend garage sale or flee market.

Is this the best the Hyperdome can do to celebrate it’s 25th Birthday ?

Perhaps it’s time the Hype Dome got some new owners to shake the place up and give Tuggeranong residents a reason to shop in Tuggeranong instead of going to Woden and Belconnen to spend their money.

What’s Your opinion?


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Tales from Tuggeranong – The Hype Dome
dpm 3:24 pm 07 Dec 12

Spitfire3 said :

There’s a front entrance? Every door into the place looks like a back entrance.

HAHAHAHA! Too true!

Deref 3:08 pm 07 Dec 12

grunge_hippy said :

6) I like the junk shops. It’s a teachers best friend.

Ever heard the expression “every teacher is a teacher of English”?

Spitfire3 2:42 pm 07 Dec 12

There’s a front entrance? Every door into the place looks like a back entrance.

NoImRight 12:46 pm 07 Dec 12

Erg0 said :

At the very least they could build an actual dome on it…

Front entrance. Look up.

Erg0 12:12 pm 07 Dec 12

At the very least they could build an actual dome on it…

Pitchka 11:20 am 07 Dec 12

Madam Cholet said :

Food courts selling absolute crap that encourage people who could do with eating a lot less crap to park themselves there

Gotta keep eating if you want to keep that disability permit!!!

steveu 11:13 am 07 Dec 12

miz said :

Limelight Cinema is tops, and now that Big W and JB are here

+1 for Limelight. About time bigw and jb made an appearance. There is, I agree more scope to improve the whole area.

Or perhaps this is appropriate?- Housos visit Tuggeranong.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA9kTPJzyYM&feature=youtu.be

Rach_13 11:05 am 07 Dec 12

Madam Cholet said :

Ah ha…I’m glad this post has appeared, as it gives me an opportunity to just say how disgusting the Hyperdome car park is. If I ever have to go to the Hyperdome, and anyone would try not to on a regular basis, I park in the car park near the library so I can avoid the disgusting smell of cigarette smoke handily supplied by smokers who can’t wait until they get out of the building, even though the signs ask them kindly not to. It’s not policed in anyway by the management.

The whole place, regardless of the new parts, is awful. Food courts selling absolute crap that encourage people who could do with eating a lot less crap to park themselves there, shops selling tatty clothing so that the teenagers who eat all the crap can spill out of them and parade around the shopping centre. Makes me shudder.

And why does Australia need so many bloody JB Hi-Fi outlets?

I’m pretty sure you just gave a description of ALL shopping centers…. And those tatty cloths are apparently fashion.. And JB-HiFi is a pretty dam good electronics store and they give good advice, so long as you speak to the right staff member of course.

NoImRight 9:38 am 07 Dec 12

Its not so bad. What shops would you expect to see? Go to any shopping centre in Australia and you will see the same chain stores. Why blame the Dome for this? The supermarket downstairs is pretty good.

Was “flee market” meant to be ironic?

Antagonist 9:16 am 07 Dec 12

“There’s even ANOTHER elcheapo junk shop and more short term leases that look like they belong at the local weekend garage sale or flee market. “

Pretty sure it is the same junk shop that used to bu upstairs (opposite Australia Post), just located downstairs after the refurb. I love the junk shop. All the playtoys my pet Galah could ever want, and costs 10% of the price for an identical item at Pet Barn.

grunge_hippy 9:08 am 07 Dec 12

I choose the hyperdome 9/10 times that I need a mall… why?

1) it’s 5 mins from my house
2) has everything I need
3) Don’t have to pay for parking on the weekend (not that I am there much past the 2 hr mark anyway)
4) I can always find a park (apart from this time of the year, where I avoid all shops if I can help it)
5) It now has Big W. (which was the only reason I went to woden)
6) I like the junk shops. It’s a teachers best friend.

I would argue that most tuggeranong residents find it adequate.

Madam Cholet 9:02 am 07 Dec 12

Ah ha…I’m glad this post has appeared, as it gives me an opportunity to just say how disgusting the Hyperdome car park is. If I ever have to go to the Hyperdome, and anyone would try not to on a regular basis, I park in the car park near the library so I can avoid the disgusting smell of cigarette smoke handily supplied by smokers who can’t wait until they get out of the building, even though the signs ask them kindly not to. It’s not policed in anyway by the management.

The whole place, regardless of the new parts, is awful. Food courts selling absolute crap that encourage people who could do with eating a lot less crap to park themselves there, shops selling tatty clothing so that the teenagers who eat all the crap can spill out of them and parade around the shopping centre. Makes me shudder.

And why does Australia need so many bloody JB Hi-Fi outlets?

davo101 8:46 am 07 Dec 12

Pitchka said :

OP sound jealous! Im guessing her usual stomping ground is the Riverside Plaza. She has never seen anything like this before!!!!

Sounds more as if the OP is complaining that a particular suburban shopping centre is just like every other suburban shopping centre in the country.

Pitchka 7:58 am 07 Dec 12

OP sound jealous! Im guessing her usual stomping ground is the Riverside Plaza. She has never seen anything like this before!!!!

miz 7:42 am 07 Dec 12

I disagree. The Hyperdome serves residents pretty well I reckon, and is looking schmicker than it has for a while. I rarely need to go elsewhere. (Some may go to the $2 shops, but I personally don’t bother.) Limelight Cinema is tops, and now that Big W and JB are here I won’t be going to the Woden Plaza much.
And I NEVER spend money in Belco – that would be treachery! (and always seems to be a parking nightmare). Except maybe that nice little French Provincial shop . . . bah! there’s one of them at DFO!

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