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Westfield woden – Indoor Sunday market?

By DawnDrifter - 11 May 2009 21

Hi people,

I dont whinge often but I was roaming the Westfield Woden/Woden plaza on Saturday and Sunday for some mother’s day stuff and I was amazed at the number of those little crappy stores they have setup in the middle of the walkways.

From memory there was a:

    — Sock store
    — Perfume store
    — Car > fund raiser ticket seller
    — Foxtel display
    — Roof repair
    — Window Double glaizing
    — Charity of some sort
    — Ugg boot seller
    — Gardening tools

All in that short run between Michael Hill and the top near the fruit shop

There was literally no space to walk around these things and those with strollers/trolleys were just waiting for a spot to get through.

I don’t mind the random one here or there (except those ones that try rub some sort of moisturiser? into my hands) but the over crowdedness, shabby look, and general frustration that they cause shoppers must piss off more locals then just I.

Maybe they were just for Mothers day weekend? Its not as if Westfield are hard up for cash.. or are they? can anyone that works near by contribute a photo here? [ED – pictures to images@the-riotact.com]

What’s Your opinion?


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21 Responses to
Westfield woden – Indoor Sunday market?
Felix the Cat 8:42 pm 11 May 09

Mmmmm…double glazing you say, I might have to check that out.

creative_canberran 7:34 pm 11 May 09

Funny thing, If I walk past these jerks selling stuff (excluding charity car raffles), they never approach me when I’m holding scalind hot coffee.

MWF 7:14 pm 11 May 09

I detest the hand cream hawkers too. You’d think if you say NO THANK YOU the first time you walked past them, that they would leave you alone the second, third and fourth time – I get lost in these mall things, so shutup.

economicrisis09 3:39 pm 11 May 09

I think the charity, win a car stalls can stay, they have been in malls as long as I can remember. as long as its a good charity good on them.

McDoctor 3:32 pm 11 May 09

As a mother, I hate commercialised days like Mothers Day, Valentines Day and Xmas… (after all, if you love and appreciate someone, you should be telling them every day of the year!!!)…however I dread the thought of being given an item from any cheap stall including:
– Sock stores
– Perfume stores
– Car > fund raiser ticket sellers
– Foxtel displays
– Roof repairs
– Window Double glaizings
– Charity of some sorts
– Ugg boot sellers

Crikey!!
– Gardening tools

economicrisis09 3:24 pm 11 May 09

With the rent they can charge I guess they have to do it to make money, they are answering to shareholders after all. But i hate how congested it makes it.

justbands 3:14 pm 11 May 09

Whilst we’re on the subject…one thing that really DOES annoy me is calling the place “Westfield Woden”. It is, has always been & always will be known as “Woden Plaza”, or simply “the Plaza”. 🙂

mikal 2:55 pm 11 May 09

So, nothing forces you to shop at Westfield Woden, right? If its too crowded, just walk back out and go somewhere else. If enough people do it, the mall might learn.

Pommy bastard 2:51 pm 11 May 09

justbands said :

I’d put it (as I have) in the “minor inconvenience for a few seconds” category, navigate your way around them (& the prams, skateboards, whatever), smile & go about your day.

Or run amock with a katana.

Whatsup 1:42 pm 11 May 09

+2 justbands. It’s just not worth increasing your blood pressure over is it.

Instead of frowning at the obstructions, try looking for the clear path and let your eyes smile.

niftydog 1:28 pm 11 May 09

+1 justbands. If only Canberra drivers got that concept.

Its not as if Westfield are hard up for cash…

Makes no difference, the greed is constant.

la mente torbida 1:02 pm 11 May 09

justbands +1

I went to the shops and things got in my way!

LOL

justbands 12:43 pm 11 May 09

I’d put it (as I have) in the “minor inconvenience for a few seconds” category, navigate your way around them (& the prams, skateboards, whatever), smile & go about your day.

bubzie 12:42 pm 11 May 09

I work in said westfield woden, and on friday, there was like only the socks, double glazing, and foxtel, and possibly the roof one. (it was either the glazing or roof..) and they’ve been there forever. I popped into work on saturday and was like “..yup. this is new??”

And i’m now kicking myself that i didnt take a photo or anything, sorry.

Avy 12:29 pm 11 May 09

I know the ones you mean, and they don’t bother me as much as the mindless prats who mill and dawdle in the middle of the walkway, the skateboard snots who walk five abreast and the young mums who use their baby carriers as battering rams.

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