Just when I thought I couldn't be disappointed any further with this place from the last visit when they were renovating. The food options at the food court isn't that fantastic, there isn't enough here to please everyone especially the health fanatics and as usual the prices here in the food court are overpriced (you'd think you are at the city).
The fact that they have placed boom gates and only provide 2 hours of free parking really annoyed me, especially when parking here is usually a nightmare (at least 20 mins is wasted getting in and finding a spot and getting out with the major traffic jam). If they wanted to raise money to fund for their renovations (which i am sure the public doesn't care whether they renovated initially or not), fine but they could at least allow for 3 hours.
Secondly after walking around and checking out most of the shops available it makes you wonder what these retailers think about us Aussie consumers. To spend all your hard earned cash when you know what the items are really worth online. Some of the most expensive designer stores such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo just to name a few really don't belong here... and by the way these stores don't really reduce anything! They sell their items at the same price as you would at at a major retailers or their normal stores outside of DFO, you just think it is cheap because it is located in DFO. Thirdly all the items you find here are just old worthless items that no one really wanted to begin with.
The only stores worth paying a visit and is the only reason why i keep coming here is for Oroton and Michael Korrs.
What a shame! DFO could have had real potential after the significant renovations... but based on the food options and the stores available and the ridiculous prices and only 2 hours of free parking, why would you want to shop here? let alone shop in Australia. Save your money and go shopping overseas... It is amazing how these places think they can easily rip us off.