Shopping in Northern Sandton
December 2011 Newsletter

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Welcome to Megaplex's monthly newsletter alerting the Sandton shopper to the new and interesting in Benmore Gardens, Bryanston, Kelvin, Morningside, Morningside Manor, Gallo Manor, Rivonia, Petervale, Sunninghill, Wendywood, and Woodmead.  Please feel free to support our advertisers!  To subscribe, see our subscription page.

Contents:
Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review
All Gone ~ The Checkout

Advertise in “My Suburb” Magazine from March 2012

A5 glossy local magazine with 10,000 copies targeting Sandton & Randburg from February 2012. First issue full – Advertise in the Second issue!

This never materialized. Contact details removed.

Links to Other Pages:
Megaplex Home – Overview of Shops, Facilities, and Accommodation in Northern Sandton.

Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
The Square
Sunninghill Village
Sunhill Shopping Centre
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre

Shopping Centres in Bryanston:
Riverside Shopping Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Hobart Grove Centre

Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Wendywood Centre
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead SuperValue Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
Woodmead Square
Dunwoody Centre
Kelvin Village
Other Shops and Shopping in Woodmead

Are We Donating Blood at Game, or at The Colony?

The Colony,  cor Jan Smuts & Rothesay Avenues, Craighall.  Tel: 011 447-6665 / 880-4994.

Game Shopping Centre, Fourways Boulevard, Opposite Fourways Mall Phone:
011 467-0738  / 082 467-8408

Shopping Centres and Shops in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Square
Rivonia Village Centre
Rivonia Junction
Mutual Mews
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in Central Rivonia
Shops in Northern Rivonia
Cambridge Crossing
Petervale Shopping Centre

Shopping Centres in
Greater Morningside:

Morningside Shopping Centre
The Wedge, Morningside
Morning Glen Mall
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Morning View
Shops in the Morningside Area

Home of Beauty
Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in Bryanston

Experienced therapist specialising in Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in a quiet and cosy space. Other beauty therapies available: Facials, Pedicure, manicure, slimming, chakra balance.

Ladies Only!
Call Rita 082-210-0606

Restaurants:
Restaurants in Rivonia,
Codfather Village of Restaurants,
Restaurant reviews for Rivonia
Morningside Restaurant reviews

Other Places of Interest:
Sandspruit Hiking Trail,
Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre,
Rivonia Village Vet,
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop,
Manor Medical Centre

Pizza Perfect / Burger Perfect - Upper Level, Morning Glen Mall

The "Perfect" place for salads, subs, pasta, pizza, burgers, chips, soft drinks. Open 10:00-21:00 every day. Free delivery of orders R60 and up within 3 km. Brandon: 011 656-0652, e-mail

Cambridge Crossing, Stonehaven Road off Witkoppen Road

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.

Chislehurst Guest House, Rivonia

Elegant private 4 star B&B in a leafy suburb. Luxury accommodation in peaceful and secure surroundings.
Complimentary Wi-Fi. Rooms serviced daily by our friendly staff. 1 Vickers Avenue, Rivonia. Jenny 083 271 5958

Overheard

"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

  • Blue Berri, Shop 66, Upper Level in Morning Glen Mall – opened 06 Dec for Handbags and accessories.
  • Bulhafi, Shop S in Woodmead Value Mart – shoe shop that has replaced Shoes Papelli.
  • Matrix Warehouse Computers, Shop 8 in Morning Glen Mall – computers, laptops, notebooks, printers, cameras, media players, accessories. Opened Nov 2011 near Wimpy.
  • Nika’s Chic Hair Lounge, Shop 14A in The Wedge, Morningside – Ethnic hair & beauty salon opening soon near Vasili's.
  • Brandmania, Shop EE in Woodmead Value Mart – Branded goods.
  • 082 Car Wash in the car park in Woodmead Value Mart has replaced F1 Carwash and Valet Centre
  • Cartridge Worx in Sunninghill Village has moved from the North Wing to the main block near the ATMs – Suppliers of refills, re-manufactured and new printer cartridges.
  • Bakos Real Estate in Sunninghill Village has moved from the Ground floor to the Basement.
  • Mochachos, Shop 16 in The Wedge, Morningside – Mexican-themed Chicken Restaurant, also does take-aways. Replacing Bacini's.
  • Oasis Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant in Sunninghill Village – under new management, to be renovated in January.
  • Newly listed: Woodmead Auto Tech, Shop B6, Lower level in Woodmead Commercial Park – Repairs & servicing to all makes of vehicles, also clutch, brakes, suspension, CV Joints, air con, engine & gearbox repairs.

Please Give R10 to Guide Dogs for the Blind! SMS 'SEE' to 38051

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.

Contact Details for The Baron.

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

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Getting Help

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.


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