I was glad to read in the Auckland City Harbour News (Call for strategic plan to revive Mt Albert shops, April 1) that something might at last be done to revive the Mt Albert shops. It is so badly needed.
My husband and I went to a council meeting many years ago which dealt with this problem and a plan was drawn up as to what should be done. One thing I thought was a good idea was to make an outdoor area with seating, etc, where the Video Ezy parking lot is now, and retain the old post office – now Triniti of Silver.
On the other side of the street the old buildings should also be retained, maybe painted in complementing colours.
A big problem is the choice of shops because there are virtually none to attract us to Mt Albert now, whereas we go down to the bottom of Alberton Ave where we often shop.
Planting would also make Mt Albert look more attractive – the baskets at Ray