News & Discussion: CBD Retail

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2791 Post by SRW » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:23 pm

It's too hard to photograph, but it appears the Myer Centre has started converting level 5 to office space. I've noticed workers installing dry wall and the like over the last couple weeks. I wonder if they're fitting out for a tenant or are building a shell to put to market?
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2792 Post by Algernon » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:55 pm

Brucetiki wrote:
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Llessur2002 wrote:
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Just out of curiosity, what was this building originally built for?
It was built for David Jones in 1960-something.

There are a couple of pictures back on this thread: http://www.sensational-adelaide.com/for ... 0&start=15
In hindsight, they should've never moved. The current DJ's location is quite a downgrade - especially today.
The original David Jones was truly lavish on the ground floor. All out on the fit out, slate tiles everywhere, someone playing a grand piano, the works. When you then left the ground floor the next levels were dire. Basically looked like a Target with grey carpet. When the Myer Centre opened, it blew the old David Jones out of the water. They needed to move.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2793 Post by Llessur2002 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:19 pm

Algernon wrote:
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The original David Jones was truly lavish on the ground floor. All out on the fit out, slate tiles everywhere, someone playing a grand piano, the works. When you then left the ground floor the next levels were dire. Basically looked like a Target with grey carpet. When the Myer Centre opened, it blew the old David Jones out of the water. They needed to move.
How much of the building did DJs actually occupy? Did they have all six floors or were some floors always office space?

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2794 Post by Algernon » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:49 pm

The top 2 floors were always office.

I can't recall how many floors the store was.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2795 Post by Llessur2002 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:13 pm

And they had the top floor of the Gawler Place car park/Parc Arcade building too? The top lift button read David Jones until a few months ago. I presume this was interconnected to one of the floors of Rundle Mall Plaza? It's level with the 6th floor of RMP but if that was always offices I'm not sure what the set up was...

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2796 Post by Nathan » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:47 pm

Llessur2002 wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:13 pm
And they had the top floor of the Gawler Place car park/Parc Arcade building too? The top lift button read David Jones until a few months ago. I presume this was interconnected to one of the floors of Rundle Mall Plaza? It's level with the 6th floor of RMP but if that was always offices I'm not sure what the set up was...
Yes. From my hazy memory that's where a lot of the manchester and furniture was. You always had to go there to access the car park lifts.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2797 Post by Brucetiki » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:12 pm

Nathan wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:47 pm
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Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:13 pm
And they had the top floor of the Gawler Place car park/Parc Arcade building too? The top lift button read David Jones until a few months ago. I presume this was interconnected to one of the floors of Rundle Mall Plaza? It's level with the 6th floor of RMP but if that was always offices I'm not sure what the set up was...
Yes. From my hazy memory that's where a lot of the manchester and furniture was. You always had to go there to access the car park lifts.
Correct. The original DJ's was 8 levels all up - Lower Ground 'Food Glorious Food' (please bring this back, even just to gawk at the $250/kg steaks :D ), Ground (the lavish all out floors with the legendary pianist), and 6 above ground floors. You could access the Gawler Place car park from the 6th floor.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2798 Post by Eurostar » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:35 pm

So much for rebranding the IGA on North Terrace opposite the old RAH, even that has closed, chains on the doors.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2799 Post by relapse » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:53 am

One of the lasting memories from the old David Jones were the old single file escalators that were in the upper floors.

I'm not sure whos brought idea it was to build escalators that were only wide enough for one person, but it definitely made it difficult for parents with young children.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2800 Post by Patrick_27 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:00 pm

A few screen grabs off lans for the upgrade of Citi Centre Arcade (now Rundle Square), plans are available here: https://dmzweb.cityofadelaide.com.au/ag ... t_2018.pdf

Was interested to see how this was going to play out with the strange layout of the centre. I don't know how the three new tenancies to be located just inside the Rundle Mall entrance will do but good to see there will still be a few further leasing opportunities within the centre.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2801 Post by Nathan » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:17 pm

So they have the one property that faces on to both Rundle Mall and Hindmarsh Square, and they close off the link between them entirely. Well fucking done. :toilet:

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2802 Post by jorcoga » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:04 pm

Looks like they're setting it up with only one checkout area that requires you to exit the store onto Pulteney Street. Which... not how I would've done it, I'll say that much.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2803 Post by AndyWelsh » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:18 pm

New Hennes branding is up, before the opening on Friday:

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2804 Post by crawf » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:37 pm

Awesome... now time for Uniqlo to come here.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#2805 Post by Stryker » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:54 pm

crawf wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:37 pm
Awesome... now time for Uniqlo to come here.
And Zara to come to the Mall.

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