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Do You Shop At A Westfield Shoppingtown?  
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1006 times:

Hey guys,

I know this sounds like a banal topic, but I am curious as to how many of you have 'shopped' at a Westfield Shoppingtown. (Or Westfield Mall).

What do you think of them? Are they laid out pleasantly and are they large?

Cheers,

mb

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User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 981 times:

I know of 2 in Brisbane apparantly there are 3.

I tend not to visit in any of them.

If I want shoes or trousers & shirts Florsheims and Tony Barlows @ Garden City are the only way to go.
Apart from that goto Stones Corner


User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Westfield has come to America!

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 973 times:

Is that in Australia? I hate when people assume this is an Australian forum.  Big grin


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 973 times:

And what, exactly, is this "Westfield"?

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Jetservice,

You cheeky shit, I was referring to "Westfield Shoppingtowns" worldwide.

What prompted me to post this topic was reading some news related articles and research on the company "Westfield Holdings". This stock was on a buy list for one of my porfolios and I noticed the price of the shares had fallen over the past few days with no discernable reason.

Westfield Holdings is an Australian company in the business of building and refurbing mega-malls accross both a Australia, NZ, UK, Europe and the USA - re-branding them "Westfield Shoppingtowns".

I never realised how widespread they were until reading the research articles and was interested what you guys thought of "our brand" of mega-mall. Sydney is covered in the damn things.

Go to: www.shoppingtowns.com

The above link will take you to the USA website which indicates around 40 of these malls in your country.

Cheers,

mb


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11469 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 963 times:

It was called Vancouver Mall in Vancouver, Washington, USA. It is the same as before. Kinda dark, flora and fauna around. Not really a "mega-mall" but it is nice size The anchor stores (Sears, Pennys, Nordstroms, Meier & Frank) seem to be smaller as compaired to other malls in the Portland area.


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Mx5_boy, LOL!!!

OK, you're off the hook.  Big grin



"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Whats the founder's name? I remember he has some story, he was a Jew who like fled eastern europe after WW2.

America's branded malls are mostly Simon Malls.

http://www.ShopSimon.com


TNNH


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 954 times:

TNNH,

The founder and major shareholder is "Frank Lowy" and yes he is Eastern European - although I will have to look up from which country he is from.

I have read his story - vaguely remember it.

Link: www.westfield.com.au

That site may have a 'history' section with relevance.

Cheers,

mb


User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 945 times:

my local mall, Meadowood Mall, is a Taubman owned property. Two of the malls in JAX are Simon malls.

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 948 times:

About one or two years ago, the Westfield conglomerate bought out pretty much every major mall in the San Diego area. The layout of each mall has stayed the same, except that there is Westfield signage everywhere. I'm not sure if it's really (noticeably) benefitted the area's malls, although it probably has, considering there is a larger company with a much larger cash reserves behind each mall. Plus, the company as a whole probably has a lot more power behind it when it bargains with stores to set up locations at their malls. All in all, I think it's been good for the area malls.

Also, I remember when I was watching CNBC or something a while ago, they were flashing some All Ords quotes on the screen and I saw many stocks with the "Westfield" prefix to them...like Westfield Mining, Holdings, etc. Have they branched out into areas other than real estate?

Aaron G.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6277 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 939 times:

Who? What? Where?


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 942 times:

Aaron,

They haven't branched away from their core activities that I can see. The main company is "Westfield Holdings" and under this are several listed property trusts - "Westfield Trust" & "Westfield America Trust".

So they haven't really done much in the way of 're-furb' of the ones in San Diego? That's odd as they tend to do 'community consultation' with the public who use the malls then refurb along the lines of what the public in the area like.

All the ones in Sydney are different - with various mixes of department stores / shops. I personally don't like Mall's and prefer to do my shopping in the City (downtown) area.

Cheers,

mb


User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 940 times:

Aaron,

I checked their website and it seems like they own all the major shopping centers in the S.D. area except for Fashion Valley Mall.



User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 941 times:

...which, incidentally, is the best one! lol

I usually go to UTC, Horton Plaza, or Fashion Valley.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineDasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 935 times:

I don't think Westfield have run-over Melbourne as much as they have Sydney...yet. I have only been to the Southland Westfield here. It looks quite nice, although it is hard to navigate. I prefer my local shopping centre, The Glen, or the CBD area.

User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 927 times:

From my memory hes jewish

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