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#1 LEGs-R-US

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

So the worst thing about where I live is the forty minute hike to spotlight... I have been known to moan about this.

Anyway, over the past month I have noticed this building being built next to the Ginnindera medical centre in belco.  I even commented to Dh that it would be awesome as a spotlight.  Yesterday I noticed it has been painted white with blue trim... Now I am just willing them to put on the red spotlight letters.  

So should I keep dreaming or does someone have some inside knowledge that is going to shatter my dreams and tell me it is another tyre place (what Dh reckons).

Much appreciated... Clearly I am obsessing over it. Lol


#2 Peppery

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

You a more patient than me. I would be on the phone to spotlight head office asking if they are opening a new store at that location ph34r.gif

#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

No idea.. I am thousands of miles away from you.

But thought I'd nip in to tell you you are not alone in your 'is it spotlight?' obsessing!

They are building a big shopping centre thingy in the town next to me and I sometimes wake in the middle of the night wondering .... will there be a spotlight?

#4 71Cath

Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

Can it be true?????

Please god let it be true. hands.gif  blush.gif

#5 livvie7586

Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

won't parking be a PITA up there though?  i see a doctor at ginninderra, and it can be close to impossible to get a park

#6 Rachel70

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

I have been hoping the same thing every time I drive past. I would LOVE it to be spotlight.

#7 Rachel70

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

This info I found states it will be a BCF store.


#8 71Cath

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:11 PM



#9 brazen

Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

oh bugger sad.gif i drove past it on monday nigth and it wasn't painted then i'm sure!

there were rumours a few years ago of a spotlight coming to belco but nothing eventuated and i was told recently that there used to be one there years ago but i don't ever remember it! (have lived here 15 years this year and used to visit a few times a year before that)

#10 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

My mother lives in Weston Creek and perpetually whinges about not having a Spotlight within cooee. I had better not tell her about this or it will break her heart. She is visiting me at the moment and I had to take her to Spotlight yesterday - four hours later.........

How smart would it be to build a Spotlight and a BCF together?

#11 Puggle

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 07/02/2013, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How smart would it be to build a Spotlight and a BCF together?

laughing2.gif, I love it.

Edited by Puggle, 07 February 2013 - 10:56 PM.

#12 brazen

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

weston creek is much closer to spotlight than i am! probably only half as far! LOL

#13 71Cath

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

I always thought the smart thing to do would be to have a huge site, with Bunnings on the right, Spotlight on the left...

And yes, Weston Creek is much closer than MacGregor...

#14 PatG

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

My "local" spotlight is next to an anaconda so BCF would work!

#15 jayskette

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

the medical centre itself should BE a spotlight. so many times I've received crap/rude treatment there.

#16 71Cath

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

QUOTE (jayskette @ 10/02/2013, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the medical centre itself should BE a spotlight. so many times I've received crap/rude treatment there.


#17 71Cath

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Me too Alpha-Chook, but I think you have to have a population of over 1 million to get an IKEA?

#18 LEGs-R-US

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

yes the final straw was probably the yellow trim going on the outside. Unless Spotlight is going to change their color scheme all hope is lost :-(.  

Problem is I can't even visualise where my beloved Belco Spotlight could go now.... although I have run the possibility of it somehow fitting into the old camping world into my head!

#19 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE (brazen @ 08/02/2013, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
weston creek is much closer to spotlight than i am! probably only half as far! LOL

As my mother does not drive it might as well be on the moon.

#20 Clever Clogs

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

Ikea is coming original.gif

#21 CherrySunday

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (mavisandjack @ 10/02/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ikea is coming original.gif

Where and when? I've been waiting for ikea forever!!

#22 LEGs-R-US

Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

i'll believe it when I see it.. just like Spotlight.

#23 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 10/02/2013, 11:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Me too Alpha-Chook, but I think you have to have a population of over 1 million to get an IKEA?

DF and I were talking about this today! Not to mention all the regional populations that would travel to Canberra!

QUOTE (mavisandjack @ 10/02/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ikea is coming original.gif

Please let this be true or you'll crush my heart!

I was going to message IKEAs FB page demanding/begging for one!

Between Costco and Masters and then IKEA I'd ever need to leave Canberra again!

#24 Rachel70

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:15 PM

When I drove past today, I saw they have put the words boating, camping and fishing on the front of the building.

#25 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

FYI... IKEAs FB page as of 4 days ago said that it's somewhere they are considering for the future but don't have immediate plans, ie sorry Canberrans you have to keep driving 350km into crappy traffic for your meatballs. B*stards.

Seriously, look at how well Costco and Masters are doing. Not to mention that Canberra is unique in that it services so many different regional towns. I know people down in Eden, all the way up to Nowra that would prefer to come to Canberra. Not to mention all the way out to Wagga. Plus the snowies. That's a pretty big population to service.

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