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3 - Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Shops breathe new life into suburbs
Aranda Residents Group spokesman Sandy Lolicato, landowner Nicole Gaha and business owner Chris
Dennis at the revitalised Aranda community shopping precinct.
Photo: Matt Bedford
Life is returning to several
community shopping areas in
Belconnen thanks to some
innovative developers, community
consultation and savvy cafe
Less than a year ago, forums
were being held about the problem
of Belconnen's derelict and dead
community shopping areas.
But times are changing with
Cook, Macgregor and Aranda
shops springing back to life.
The most remarkable turnaround
has been Aranda shops where Two
Before Ten owner Chris Dennis and
shop owners Gabriel and Nicole
Gaha have consulted with the
Aranda community about their
vision for the future.
Ms Gaha said the pair really felt
the frustration of community
members when engaging to discuss
the future of the site.
"Instead of it becoming us
against them, we gauged an
understanding of the real needs of
the area,'' she said.
"You can do demographic
studies and marketing studies but
when you're actually speaking to
the people you can figure out what
will really work.''
While Two Before Ten has not
officially opened yet, a coffee
trailer has been operating at the
front of the shops.
Mr Dennis said he expected it to
be busy once the cafe opened --
slated for the end of January -- but
he did not think the coffee trailer
would attract so many people.
"Everyone is super supportive
and feedback has been insanely
good,'' he said. "I got into business
to do good things, to make the
world a better place, and that is
what this is.
It takes me back to why I got
Aranda Residents Group
spokesman Sandy Lolicato said the
shops were immeasurably
important to the community.
"It is a smaller space where you
can meet up with people and run
into people,'' he said.
Mr Lolicato said having the
shops as a hub for the community
Belconnen Community Council
chairwoman Tara Cheyne was
equally overwhelmed with the
development and positive changes
happening across many community
shops in Belconnen.
"The council simply thinks this is
fantastic,'' she said.
"I think what we are seeing in
Canberra at the moment is a desire
for a community village feel.
We are really seeing that in
Braddon and I think we are
bringing that to Belconnen.
"Aranda shops is embodying that
but I think Little Oink at Cook
shops has almost paved the way for
We've seen the same thing with
Tommy and Me Cafe in
Ms Cheyne believes there are
many other community shops in
Belconnen where these success
stories could be emulated.
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