Dan’s Online Diary 

# 1.12.03 by Dan
This is good to see.

I was at Botany 'town centre' yesterday, and I commented to Michelle that it all seems a little fake. Sure the shops are real enough, but it is a bit rich to call it a 'town centre'.
What would make it authentic, however, would be to have the retail stores as they are, but with apartments above them.
This is a popular configuration found in many other countries, such as Singapore, parts of Europe etc, and I really think it would enhance the atmosphere of the place.
And to top it all off, after our visit to Botany, we went back to Michelle's parents place where I read Saturday's NZ Herald and found a letter to the editor suggesting the exact same thing.
Great minds...