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Cambridge Crossing was for a long time the only shopping centre in Paulshof (we now have Rivonia Crossing 2 too). As with many successful centres, it is built around an open-air car park. Cambridge Crossing is not, as you might expect, located on Cambridge Road, but one block east. Presumably "Stonehaven Crossing" did not sound as appealing, or maybe the architect had failed Map Reading 101.
In Cambridge Crossing you'll find branches of some of your favourite restaurants: Nando's, Mugg & Bean, Fishaways, Adega, and O'Hagan's. There are a few that are rare or unique to the centre: Thai Café, Andiccio24 (pizza), and Yasuqi Cuisine (Chinese food and sushi). There's a Woolworths Food supermarket, Paulshof Liquors, DVD rental, a small bookshop, and a flower shop. Petervale Pharmacy & Clinic takes care of your medicinal needs. Vet To Pet is the pet food outlet. Final Phase Hair Studio will do your hair. Dry Clean City are so dedicated, they will dye for you. Postnet is the only postal outlet. Therabeautic Skin and Body Clinic are the body care therapists. Rawson Properties handle real estate and rentals. There's a Standard Bank ATM.
In January, O'Hagan's pub is becoming the "Dunn Bar and Grill" with a more modern Irish theme.
Megaplex's new web page for Cambridge Crossing Shopping Centre is here.
"An old friend sent me this for my birthday."
"A fancy brush and comb set! But you're bald now! What did you do?"
"I didn't want to hurt her feelings, so I thanked her profusely and said I'll never part with it."
New on the Block Back to top
Restaurant Review by Rick Back to top
**** The Baron, Dunwoody Centre, Woodmead, 14 December 2011
Sharon generously invited the Ward 109 Party committee to an end-of-year get-together at The Baron –thanks, Sharon!
The Baron is famous for its steaks: Several of our party of eleven had steak, and it did not disappoint. Others tried the spare ribs, pronounced good, and the sausage in a roll, likewise. I ordered oxtail, which came with mash: Delicious, and too big to finish at one sitting.
No-one had space for desserts. The cappuccino, coffee, Irish coffee, and Dom Pedro with Peach Schnapps that various of us finished with, were pronounced good.
It is essential to book well in advance at this time of year and the restaurant was packed with groups having their year-end parties. This made it a bit noisy. The acoustics of the main room could be better, and it was difficult to have a conversation with anyone more than one person away. There is TV, with the sound turned down, as a sort of moving wallpaper if the company is not entertaining enough.
All-in-all a lovely evening with good food at a price to match.
At the COP17 Restaurant
A panda walks into the endangered species restaurant and has a meal. A poacher points a gun at him, but he draws and fires first. As he starts to leave, the waiter says "Mr Panda, you haven't paid your bill". The panda says, "Look me up in the dictionary". The waiter does: "PANDA – black and white Chinese animal that eats shoots and leaves".
Gone, not yet Forgotten... Back to top
Julius went to see the psychiatrist: "Doctor, you must help me: I'm afraid of Santa."
"Ah, very common at this time of year: you've got what we call Claustrophobia."
Check: Is Your Car Really Locked? Back to top
Sandton SAPS are reporting a significant increase in theft from cars. This is done by devices that block the signal when you lock your car using a remote. This is no urban legend – the Sandton SAPS is getting dozens of these reports a month!
Criminals loiter in parking lots or sit in vehicles and over-ride your ‘remote’ signal as you ‘click’ and casually walk away. You may think you’ve locked your car, but it is still open. When you’re away items of value are swiftly removed. No broken glass, no forced entry and no insurance payout! Lock your car with your key or, if you use electronic means, physically check the doors before leaving.
Prevent “Smash & Grabs” by keeping seats and floor clear of valuables when driving and by keeping all doors locked. Keep your windows closed at intersections. Continually check that you are not being followed. Be aware – be safe. From the Sandton Community Police Forum: www.sandtoncpf.co.za
At the Checkout
"Do you have any medium-size eggs?"
"I'm sorry, madam, we don't normally stock medium eggs."
"Yes you do. They're in the cartons marked 'Extra Large', between the small eggs marked 'Large' and the large eggs labelled 'Jumbo'."
Your name in print! Would you like to contribute a shop- or restaurant review, a joke, or something else for this Newsletter? Please e-mail us. You will get full credit (unless you want anonymity). Reach 3303 shoppers and shop-owners: Advertise in this newsletter! Editor: Rick Raubenheimer.