Megabox: floors 1-5 closed

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    Megabox: floors 1-5 closed

    Well, pretty much. 1-2 are all closed except for Cafe De Coral, a Japanese restaurant and Mannings. 3-4 are closed except for the small Kitchen shop. 5 is closed except for the Apple reseller and Jumbo Macau restaurant.

    Everything seems set for a Summer re-opening, with Jusco, Ikea, and an Italian furniture store.

    meh,


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    it's a shame, i actually liked novo concept on 1-2nd fl, i suppose i can still can go to shenzhen branch.

    3-4, B & Q, it's like selling a fridge to someone who likes in the antartic HK has no market for DIY, even ikea offers a furniture assembly service, few places in world that ikea offers this

    there also lower their car park charges to virtually free which may help, there again it's pretty cheap compared to other parts of kowloon.

    I can see the main advantages in going ikea in mega box branch has expensive parking and telford gardens is even worse

    but megebox needs to set up more shuttle buses from mong kok and kowloon tong to get more people in their mall, their current shuttle buses service sucks 15-20mins waits + 10mins journey, esp considering it only takes 10 mins to walk from mtr


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    The whole place is just too hard to get to/from. Chances are most of HK has an easier to reach Jusco, Ikea and furniture store.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuth
    The whole place is just too hard to get to/from. Chances are most of HK has an easier to reach Jusco, Ikea and furniture store.
    yes, hence, why they need to improve their shuttle buses.

    but apart from elements, car park is very cheap for kowloon, thus, they can usually this as their selling point, even, ikea shatin is at HK$20 per hr, ikea at telford plaza is at HK$24 ( i think), but megabox is only at HK$10 plus spend HK$300 you get 3 hrs free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    yes, hence, why they need to improve their shuttle buses.

    but apart from elements, car park is very cheap for kowloon, thus, they can usually this as their selling point, even, ikea shatin is at HK$20 per hr, ikea at telford plaza is at HK$24 ( i think), but megabox is only at HK$10 plus spend HK$300 you get 3 hrs free.
    Yes, the whole shuttle bus system--locations, timing, etc... needs to be revamped.

    Since a smal minority of people have cars, I am not sure low car park fees will drive much traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuth
    Since a smal minority of people have cars, I am not sure low car park fees will drive much traffic.
    I get the impression the change of stores is moving to focus on car users more. Jusco is a big supermarket, Ikea a big furniture store, both will be awful to carry stuff back from on foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMoo
    I get the impression the change of stores is moving to focus on car users more. Jusco is a big supermarket, Ikea a big furniture store, both will be awful to carry stuff back from on foot.
    And there is little room on those shuttle buses for purchases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax
    And there is little room on those shuttle buses for purchases.
    Or purchases and kids.

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    there jus isnt enough there to entice me to go to so much hassle getting there.

    if you compare the size, the amount of shops and variety compared to harbour city or langham place... not even taking into account the surrounding area... why would i go there?


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    Quote Originally Posted by UK/HKboy
    there jus isnt enough there to entice me to go to so much hassle getting there.

    if you compare the size, the amount of shops and variety compared to harbour city or langham place... not even taking into account the surrounding area... why would i go there?
    i presume you are talking about buying clothes or general items, yes, too much bother for less variety, however, if they specialise in larger items such as funiture, maybe they will have their niche, as there is no or few furniture shops in langham place or harbour city or in other places such as festival walk, elements.

    alternatives would be home square in shatin (pls note only 10 mins away from megabox) or ikea's current location at telford garden.