Friday 27th November 2015
Hobart is all GO at the moment. Every time I go to town I am gobsmacked to see a new building where surely there wasn’t one yesterday. Or a big hole in the ground where something…what…ummm…was prominent on the landscape, also just yesterday.
|Rushing for the door|
But for the past nine years there has been a big gap in the CBD. On September 22nd 2007, the Myer shop burnt down. This was a major blow to the city – Myer was our only big department store, and it took up a large proportion of the block. (Hobart CBD really only has one block…) Poor Hobart city centre has been a poor wounded creature ever since.
So those of us who love our city were thrilled to bits to see Myer rising, like a very slow phoenix, out of the ashes.
|Leona display - joy!|
Katy and I spent a very happy hour, beaming and gazing in delight at the beautiful new shop. It is still quite – ahem – small but it is very glamorous, with beautiful lighting which makes everything look SO desirable. And yes we were good for the economy! Katy bought a very nice new silicone pikelet flipper…and I fondled a lot of clothes and admired a lot of glassware and bought…nothing at all!