As the iconic mall and its surrounding buildings prepare for en bloc sales, the future of the Queensway Shopping Centre might be unclear. While it is common for older flats and buildings to be up for sale to make way for newer developments, it seems that some of the folks at this building – which is also one of the stops of Queenstown's heritage trail – are not going without a fight. Not only has a petition against the sale initiated, but more than 20 per cent of the shop owners at the mall have also signed to prevent the en bloc sales from happening. For sales to proceed, at 80 per cent of the development's stakeholders have to approve of it.
While we wait in bated breath for the outcome of this battle, it is still business as usual, at the mall known for its variety of sportswear and equipment. We revisit some of our favourite shops at this old haunt.