Before getting to the cut and thrust of this entry – which is intended to serve as a follow up to this earlier one – I believe it’s fitting to mention that on this day in 1983, my family and I moved into the house in Modbury where I lived for over 24 years.
Of course, one of the things I miss the most about that house was that it was only about two kilometres away from Westfield Tea Tree Plaza/Plus, thus putting me in a great position to witness many of the changes to both centres over time. Of course, the next change will be the addition of ALDI, which is being built as I type this, and the more I think about it, the more I think that the news of its construction WAS the announcement I was referring to in that prior entry. Worst luck for me.
Meanwhile, the position of the new ALDI supermarket – directly north of Coles, on the other side of the designated open creek space – means that the little picture I altered in this previous post now constitutes a horribly incorrect prediction. And since a good portion of the smaller Tea Tree Plus building now stands vacant, and since I can’t see Savers or Radio Rentals staying there for much longer, I’ll make an even bolder suggestion: the demolition of said centre, allowing Tea Tree Plaza to be extended to the north east in a more linear fashion.
I’ll bet that many people would welcome things such as:
1. New Target, Toys R Us and Rebel stores on the lower level;
2. A new Woolworths, a new link mall to Kmart, integration with ALDI, new Hoyts LUX cinemas and a slew of new mini majors (including international ones) on the upper level;
3. New and improved loading docks;
4. More parking all round; and
5. A David Jones store which effectively replicates/mirrors the existing Myer store in terms of architecture at the north eastern end;
and let’s face it; if Westfield weren’t planning something bigger than initially proposed, then surely they would’ve sold Tea Tree Plaza/Plus along with their Figtree, North Rocks, Strathpine and Warrawong centres, right?