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Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Me+3, Aug 19, 2020.
Yes they are open year round.
BBC is the only place I am aware of being winter only.
Food everywhere but nothing open. I've had the experience of getting back into town at about 4pm late season one year, pretty much everything had closed for the day, the best I could do was order a pizza. Something reliable like Subway would have been a great option.
Strange, kebabz is def open that late. So is the burger biz.
My parents get take away dinner enough times. We have had it twice in 3 maths. Not had a problem.
Anyone have any idea on the % of ownership in Jindabyne ?
ie: do the (true) locals own most of the land/businesses/apartments ?
Anyone got any idea of the split ?
Even the split on the residential portion would be interesting.
Who owns the pubs ? strongly assume 2 larger hotelier groups ?
The thing that attracts people to the food chains is that they:
Have guaranteed fast service,
Above all, have lots of good seating.
Will always be open at times people want to eat. So midday to 9.00 pm (at least), seven days a week
If the independents want to compete effectively, they have to offer those five things at a minimum. Ozgirl lists some 'takeaways', but not all of them have plenty of clean and comfy seats for a quick feed. Not everyone wants to eat in their car or squat on the footpath.
Edited to add the fifth point.
Burger Biz is currently only open 5 days a week
Jindy seafood is open til 8
So is kebabz
A takeaway does not by definition need seats???
Kids love Maccas.
end of story!
I didn't ever mention takeaway, the discussion was about fast food. Independent 'takeaways' can ignore that advice, (which is hardly a new revelation), but if a chain that offers food that appeals to the masses opens up and adheres to those four simple points, then it will not be a surprise that people flock to the new place and places that don't adhere to those four points will lose business.
EDIT. I can add a fifth point to that list:
5. Will always be open at times people want to eat. So midday to 9.00 pm (at least), seven days a week.
I haven't been to Bright in over 30 years. What is it like now, has it expanded much? I ask, because I think it is a similar town to Jindy with it's tourism.
I would be interesting to see how a fast food place (by your definition) would go in Jindy.
I'm assuming no one wants to risk their money (besides maccas head office, I'm guessing it was a franchise want to open) on a fast food place.
A tourist town, usually means people want to eat out and experience. Not eat and run.
banj has a menu that is more Fast Food currently (as opposed to the old Clancy menu) in the back bar.
Did not enjoy. My friends did. I would have preferred Clancy's menu.
What's the LJ's menu like?
Wing night at the bowl might appeal to some.
And BBC probs count as fast food too.
Do not google this at work.
Totally agree, one or two professional chains in town, and things would change pretty fast (for the better IMO).
Oportos would be good.
However it's turnover would fluctuate too much
Maybe Zambrero, Subway? Pretty good fits I think.
A laundromat that operates in the Winter.
I’ll wash your clothes for $25 a basket
Snow White Laundry?
Except Bright is (imho) much prettier, even without the lake
Which is why I’m glad there isn’t one in jindy. Otherwise my kids will be in ear constantly to have it for dinner
This would have been my thoughts as well whilst I had an athlete in the house. Now..neither here nor there. Though it would probably mean work for locals instead of the Melbourne based ex mogul athletes. There have been various "portable" water ramps at various times.
Currently an airbag thing at sport and rec is being considered. I think they have funding and it is in the public comment phase.
You know there used to be a road thing (where the govt could buy the land if they ever decided to build a road through there.) through there. I kind of assume you are in the same street I used to live in. When we bought there some neighbours had a winge about. They had not maintained their properties assuming they would get compulsorily bought from them.
What another complete upheaval of the council? I don't think they have fully sorted themselves out from the last one.
It really isn't that simple. And there are others who would know more of the intricacies than me.
Huge problem in so many ski towns is the lack of accomodation available for staff now. They get pushed further and further out and hit with higher and higher prices until camping and 4 to a room are acceptable options.
A lot of issues could be fixed with a few new staff accomodation buildings offering a range of
Single, double and twin share rooms with own bathroom and small kitchenette per room, and shared tuning, full kitchen, board storage, laundry/drying room spaces. Decent accomodation will keep the staff healthier through the season improving reliability.
And regular bus services from Jindy to/from Perisher and Jindy to/from Thredbo will also improve staff reliability, and reduce parking issues as cars for staff not taking valuable parking spaces at the resorts or the tube. And will benefit skiers and boarders who don’t want to drive up also.
Don't forget Parc, Peak, Birchwood, Raj, a couple of Thai places, Rockets, Nimmitabel Bakery, Dudleys, Tracies. Bring a Maccas into town and more than half of these places would fold, giving even less choice.
There has never been anything pretty about Jindy post dam. In fact, it's pretty bloody ugly!
Only because they have been brainwashed. Kinda disturbing that someone even says this. Have you heard of Super size me?
I was actually surprised by how nice the outlook from East Jindy can be, I'd never spent much time over there until a couple of years back. It's a shame there's not more facilities/shops over there. Khancoban has more charm than central Jindy IMO...
You can thank one man for that.
There is plenty of land available
since joining the forum 20 years ago I've discovered that I'm really in Hanson's Paddock
I don't hate it
my lodge has a view of the lake - David Williamson's definition of everything a Sydney person would want
I'm talking about the town. The lake is a pearler at capacity. The Town Centre is a 1960s atrocity along with the Caravan Parks and then some.
A MTB, walking, bridle track all the way around the lake with a camp site across from Kalkite and a couple of coffee n cake stops along the way.
A vehicle bypass around the town for through traffic.
A restaurant development on the Mitre 10 corner with terrace views
Pedestrian connectivity between Old shops, caravan park, claypits and lakeside.
Hotel and aged care complex on Copper Tom peninsula
Move the BP to the stopping area on the west side past SMGS and return the site to parkland.
Burn down Snowy Valley Motel and build a park and viewing terrace
A zipper line from above SMGS to the Sailing Club
Staff accomodation with Rec and dining facilities and affordable rent.
Fix the potholes ....
There is no shortage of land. I don't know if you have been here lately but there are new buildings going up in East Jindabyne, Tyrolean, Highview, blocks for sale at Kalkite and Bungara, plus the new Mill Creek subdivision that is ready to go ahead. And when I say new buildings, it's subdivisions, not single dwellings.
Close. We were between that and McDonaldtown Station. The road land resumption thing ran along Leamington Ave.
The other thing about a chain store coming to town is that locals (customers and business owners) lose control of the retail sector. When BigW opened up in the town where I spent my early years many of the local clothing and other businesses which had been there for many decades soon closed. Then the Big Smoke bean counters closed the BigW.
SMGS is expanding along, using all of the old Snowy land.
Please no Maccas, the rubbish issue would be horrific.
A proper school, as in the buildings and associated infra structure, would make a difference. I just shake my head when I hear people whinge about how under resourced their schools are. 1 shower......
There will be residential in mix. It's a development play.
They were talking about moving Jindy Central to the Sport and Rec. But Sports won and is being expanded.
Some land for the school offset by residential subdivision.
The burgers are better at Hungry Jacks.........
Yep. Go to Cooma.