Canopies not the an­swer

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

I am not a fan of ‘‘un­der the Canopies’’.

Hav­ing them has not at­tracted my wal­let to shop there.

I’ve found the sim­i­lar style ‘‘cheap’’ shops with their racks on the shop frontage un­ap­peal­ing. Are we run­ning a mar­ket?

I think the de­ci­sion about what to do with the area will drag on. Ex­tend­ing the ex­ist­ing North City Mall in place of ‘‘un­der the Canopies’’ should be con­sid­ered and there should be en­cour­age­ment for on­line New Zealand stores to have a shop that com­ple­ments their web­store – maybe the likes of Deal­man.

Re­duce re­tail rental rates to at­tract de­cent shops in­side – I don’t know who owns what or who will pay for what, but I don’t like shop­ping out­side in the win­ter.

I’m miss­ing those af­ford­able fash­ion stores like Pa­gani and Shan­ton from our city cen­tre.

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