However, assuming Auscision’s published photos of the shop aren’t another elaborate tease (hello Photoshop?), and without wanting to rain on anyone’s joyous parade, people should be aware that the location depicted is not a traditional retail shopfront on a typical public street. Check the view through the windows.
Anyone familiar with the commercial landscape of Seven Hills has probably identified the location already but others without the benefit of local knowledge should understand that it’s in an industrial neighbourhood remote from the town centre.
With regard to the shop’s ‘grand opening’ I wonder how Auscision’s neighbours would feel about large crowds gathering or queuing outside their premises or, heaven forbid, trying to camp out overnight à laApple Store to score a prime pozzy for when Auscision’s door opens. Possibly it might be tolerated as a brief ‘one-off’ event, so long as everyone parks their car elsewhere and no-one actually sets up camp the night before! But more likely though I’d guess the public opening date, the location and the shop’s ongoing trading times (limited hours?) will all be announced simultaneously and only at VERY short notice, if any at all, so as to minimise pressure on the premises, the shop staff and the neighbourhood.
On the subject of car parking we must take note of Auscision’s emphasis on public transport options for getting to the shop (train and bus via Parramatta) in its latest announcement which doesn’t mention car parking at all. This may be because parking spaces near the new shop are mostly allocated exclusively to other businesses: casual visitors will find it hard to get a space. And other local streets where parking is permitted fill up quickly too, on weekdays anyway.
By the way, no, I’m not going to disclose the shop’s address here, and I hope no-one else puts it out prematurely either. It’s Auscision’s right and privilege to do that when they’re good and ready to make their splash. But I thought it might be helpful to pass on some background in general terms to help people plan their strategies either for the grand opening or for visits soon afterwards.
Anyway, as I said in my previous post here, congratulations once again to the Auscision team on your hard work and achievements with the shop project and let’s all support the venture as best we can, each in our own way, wherever our layouts may be!