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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Not To Be Confused With Fountain Lakes

From the 'Friends of Krispy Kreme' newsletter:

All Melbournians, mark this date in your diary! Thursday 22nd June at 6.30am will see the first store in Victoria open its doors at Westfield Fountain Gate, Narre Warren.

Queue to be the first through the door and enjoy a showcase of local bands and great entertainment as well as prize giveaways galore! Be one of the first to taste a Hot Original Glazed doughnut straight off the line. Remember the first person through the door will win a year's supply of doughnuts! YAH!

The long awaited opening at Westfield Fountain Gate is finally here! Face painting, live bands, giveaways, roving entertainment, handball competitions and lots of fun for everyone from 6pm on Wednesday 21st June.

Westfield Fountain Gate, Narre Warren (access via Narre Warren North Road), Melway reference 110 E4.

See you there!


(Is anyone else having issues trying to upload images to Blogger? I've had a few posts ready to go since Sunday -- on my new TV blog -- but I can't put them up yet because the necessary images won't load. It's very frustrating!)



At Tuesday, June 06, 2006 4:54:00 pm, Blogger ChickyBabe said...

I never cared much for Krispy Kremes but I like cinnamon donuts.

And Blogger photo upload is down for the moment.

At Tuesday, June 06, 2006 5:10:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

Thanks for that, CB. I appreciate the heads-up on the low-down on the fact that the photo upload is down. (I feel dizzy!)

I haven't had any time to trawl through everyone else's blogs this week, so I'm sure I'm way behind everyone else on figuring this out! :)

I hope it gets sorted out soon. It's been playing up (for me at least) since Sunday night.

But I have a life, so I'll go skip rope or fly a kite or cross-stitch or something.

PS - Doughnuts of any kind rule! :)

At Tuesday, June 06, 2006 11:33:00 pm, Blogger Ludditedotcom said...

They're doughnuts for Christs sake, what's the big deal?.

Melbourne used to have a thriving coffee culture long before 'Starbucks' or 'Gloria Jeans' decided to assert their power onto the market. Now traditional coffee palaces and family owned coffee shops are feeling the pinch as the big corporate franchises wage a coffee war of attrition.

Do you remember those still warm cinnamon doughnuts you used to get from the local bakery after school?. Well forget them, they and the small local bakeries that used to produce them 'as you wait' have suffered enough at the hands of the multinational supermarkets, 'sandwich' bars and paint by numbers bakery franchises. The American doughnut invasion is another nail in the coffin for local bakeries.

Do us all a favour, avoid this processed American crap and give small local businesses a chance to make a living. Send Krispy Kreme and Hooters and all that rubbish back where it belongs.


(sorry, I just hate to see Australia trading away local labour and product for foreign novelties).

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 8:43:00 am, Blogger sheriff of nothing said...

BEVIS - can you please buy me one...haha the guys at work here are planning to get there at 5am to be first in line. For me it is an hour trip just to get to Fountain Lakes 8oP.
How is wifey by the way?

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 11:16:00 am, Blogger Tammiodo said...

OOh i LOVE Krispy Kremes. The original glazed ones are the best. I thought there was one in the city though? Why on earth would they put it in Narre Warren to start off with.

Dear Mr. Krispy Kreme. Please put one of your stupendously brilliant doughnut shops in the city, or at least somewhere nearer to my house than Narren Warren. Or somewhere that i might have an excuse to go at some point.
Thankyou very much for your co-operation.
Your adoring fan,

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 5:08:00 pm, Blogger Susanne said...

I'm having trouble with photos too. It's really annoying- posts look so much prettier with photos.

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 4:31:00 pm, Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

i'm glad the kk is going to be almost as far away from me as would be possible.

our mixed doz from sydney lasted way too short.

i'm with you luddite on your politics, but unfortunately the good old downeyflake days, where you could watch those cinnamon doughnuts being made in front of your eyes through the window at chadstone shopping centre are gone. but maybe not forever, i'm sure there'll be a backlash and then all things traditional start up again. and there are still plenty of coffee places that aren't franchises. heaps.

At Friday, June 09, 2006 2:32:00 pm, Blogger Tammiodo said...

there are still HEAPS of coffee places that aren't franchises... ESPECIALLY IN MELBOURNE. Open your eyes man.

At Saturday, June 17, 2006 2:07:00 am, Blogger BEVIS said...

Ludditedotcom, I understand your patriotic ire, but they really are something special. I'm not sure from your comment if you're saying you've tried Krispy Kreme doughnuts and didn't think much of them, or if you're yet to sample one. Either way, "each to their own". I'm not being dismissive of your point; I salute your anger/disgust with such travesties entirely. But before Australia had any KK stores, I was desperate to try one and see what all the fuss was about. On my trip to the US a few years ago, I finally got to taste one while staying in New York and promptly fell in love. So the fact that they've since come to Australia and are now coming to Melbourne is simply divine, from my POV. I certainly wish no Australian businesses to go broke as a result, but I'm happy to have the KK option close by.

Sheriff of Nothing, if I bought you one I'd only eat it for myself anyway. So I'll buy you a dozen (but don't expect to see them). 5am won't cut it, I'm sorry. I'm not telling you when I plan to get there, but maybe my blog hiatus is a bit of a clue ... Wifey is doing well, thank you for asking. More on her to come when my hiatus is over, I promise.

Tammiodo, I agree about the Original Glazed Doughnuts being superior to the others (although I like many of their iced and -filled doughnuts as well). There is certainly no KK store anywhere else in Victoria, but there are a few in Sydney. Have you been to Sydney? Perhaps you're thinking of one of those (they have a store close to the airport ... and then a little KK stall inside the departure lounge as well!). The choice of Narre Warren as their first Victorian location is definitely a curious one. Perhaps it was just that the land was available and cheaper than elsewhere. Maybe some study said that Narre Warreners were more likely to part with $13 for a box of dough and sugar. Maybe they've made a stupid mistake and won't open a second store because they'll think we're not interested enough to drive an hour for a snack. Who knows. But I hope other stores are opened in quick succession elsewhere around the city and metropolitan area. I like your letter to Mr Krispy Kreme. Let me know if he replies.

Susanne, absolutely -- and the posts I'm doing have somewhat depended on photos to get their point across, so they've had to sit in draft until the issues were sorted out at Blogger's end. Thankfully, it all seems to be operating alright, now.

MelbourneGirl, ha! That's not gonna stop you. Remember: Clokeeeey, you and I have a (loosely-defined) date once the store opens. I have no idea how it's gonna work ('cos I'm still quite blogosphere-vs-real-life shy), but I still like the idea to some extent. Hopefully I don't chicken out when the time rolls around and bleat about being unable to attend for some lame reason. (Although I want to apologise in advance if this is, in fact, what I end up doing.)

Tammiodo, as I don't drink coffee, I can't really comment on the coffee discussion going on here, but the ideology's the same as the aforementioned doughnut issue. American conglomerates killing off Australian small businesses. I'm certainly not for that. But at the same time, I want access to the products, goods and services that I want access to. I just want everyone to get along and have good job security, as well.

Doesn't mean it's gonna happen, though, I know ...


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