16 July 2011
I ventured deeper into the megamallopolis intrigued by how dark and cavernous it seemed, yet glamorous all the same. People bustled about from floor to floor eager to see what was on offer - same old same old for the most part. Shoppers were certainly buying - except for in Maggie T where a rather bored sales assistant was glued to the phone with not a customer in sight, and perhaps there hadn’t been one all day. I pondered why Leona Edmiston appears to have signed a lease for a broom closet while the normally cluttered JB HiFi seemed to have taken a more minimalist approach, or they hadn't unpacked everything yet. I wandered aimlessly for a while longer noting that a good number of husbands were sleeping in the few comfy seats situated around the galleries. Time to go and wonder whether bigger is better. Westfield Sydney has sucked up and transformed the former Centrepoint Centre, Imperial Arcade and Skygarden leaving the poor old Glasshouse (above) alone and lonely; barely a soul walked its boards that day.