I don’t know about you, but shopping for the basics is one pleasant activity that can be cathartic in one end but constantly tiring in the other. As many of my close friends and family members know, I keep on doing the retail therapy over and over again, though. So what if the ‘tiring’ part is removed from the equation and ‘convenience’ takes its place? Wouldn’t that be just a lovely idea?
Down under, a new approach to retail bliss has taken shape in Sydney – the Waterloo area to be exact. Some shopaholics out there might quip that a neighborhood shopping place is pure kids’ stuff. Well, at least not until they realize the ease of having a ‘one-stop multi-shop‘ right in their midst.
Danks Street Plaza is like your typical arcade around the corner, but designed (and elevated) to levels that make it look more of a low-rise mall where one can choose to dine, have coffee, do some grocery, buy fresh-baked breads & goodies, rent stacks of movies on DVD, load up on the latest books/magazines and even indulge in a soothing facial, stylish cut or hair spa session. Sounds grouse, right?
For those who have travelled around the Southeast Asian region, I’d go as far as comparing Danks St. Shopping Plaza to the likes of Playground in (Soi Thonglor) Bangkok, Thailand or The Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio, Philippines or even Holland Village in Singapore. In short, it could be mistaken as high-end, but only in looks and feel. Everything else is reasonable, from the price tags to the services being offered.
So go check out Danks St. Shopping Plaza. You might be surprised that it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from where you are right now. 😉