Welcome to Megaplex's monthly newsletter alerting the Sandton shopper to the new and interesting in Benmore Gardens, Bryanston, Buccleuch, Kelvin, Hurlngham, Morningside, Morningside Manor, Gallo Manor, Rivonia, Petervale, Sunninghill, Wendywood, and Woodmead. Please feel free to support our advertisers! To subscribe, see our subscription page.
Renovations at Grosvenor Crossing finished earlier this year. The centre has been modernised, but not expanded much, and retains its human scale. Many tenants have now moved back in. To date they comprise FishAways, Steers, Video Spot, Debonairs Pizza, PostNet, Fish Diner, The Laundry Room, Kung Fu Kitchen, Zilly's Restaurant, Basil Elk Real Estate, and Love Hair. Just opened: Banjaara Indian Restaurant, and Image Perfection Laser Lipo. Coming: eurobride (one assumes they supply European brides). Visit Grosvenor Crossing on the Megaplex web site.
The huge new Nicolway Shopping Centre is currently under construction on William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, and expected to open in a month's time on Thursday 26 April 2012. It looks rather unfinished at present. If you are looking forward to yet another gigantic centre (over 23 000m² on two levels, with a 280 m frontage on William Nicol) with all the usual shops, this will be just the place for you. You should be able to keep fit just walking from one end of the centre to the other!
According to (possibly inaccurate?) advance publicity, the tenant mix will include Chuckers, Dion Weird, Dis-Crem, Elusive Books, Food Lovers Markup, Indelible Correxion, Nerdbank, Substandard Bank, Trashas, and Woolwotsits. As the centre develops, we will keep you posted both in this newsletter and on our new page for Nicolway Bryanston which (in keeping with our wish to have the most extensive and detailed information available) already has more useful data than the centre's own website.
Who do you find meditating in the fruit and nuts aisle at Checkers?
New on the Block Back to top
Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top
*** Lucky Moo: Rivonia Village, Rivonia Boulevard off 9th Avenue, Rivonia
New Chinese restaurant with a great logo! We sat outside and ordered chicken spring rolls to share, Appletiser, and Exotic Lemon and ginger tea, plus Oyster Beef Sesame and General Tao's Prawns. Spring rolls were good as was the tea and oyster beef, however the prawns were horribly sweet which only kicked in after the chilli when I had consumed most of them. I pointed the sweetness out to our waiter Bridgette who said she would bring it to management's attention.
They are not licensed as yet, but are working on it.
A very pleasant place to go with truly welcoming staff, just need to sort out the sugar!
Funny Language, English...
Digestible: Able to be digested. Indigestible: Not able to be digested.
Flammable: Burns like crazy. Inflammable: Also burns like crazy!
Gone, not yet Forgotten... Back to top
On Floyd's suggestion Julius decided to see a psychiatrist: "Doc, you've got to help me! Everyone is writing, 'It's curtains for Julius'; and I've become convinced that I'm a pair of curtains!"
The doctor was having none of this: "Come on, man, pull yourself together!"
Your Blood Could Save the Life of a Dear One! Back to top
Easter with its attendant road collision season is upon us (judging by the way some people drive, one should not call them "accidents"; maybe "deliberates").
There is a shortage of blood. Most people will need a blood transfusion at some time in their lives, yet only 1% of South Africans donate blood. If you're one of the 99%, what's holding you back? It's a small gesture, costs you an hour or so every two months at most, and the life you save could be of someone very dear to you –yourself, for example!
If you live in Sandton you can most easily donate blood at Game Fourways, or The Colony, Craighall: The Colony is corner Jan Smuts & Rothesay Avenues, Craighall (the clinic is upstairs: Turn right out of the lift). Tel: 011 447-6665 / 011 880-4994. Game Shopping Centre is on Fourways Boulevard, in the parking outside Fourways Mall. The clinic is just to the right of Game. Phone: 011 467-0738 / 082 467-8408.
The Checkout: Cutting the Ends off the Roast
"Mom, it's been great having you at the family get-together. Before we take you back to the retirement village, Sarah had a family question I couldn't answer, perhaps you can?"
"Of course dear..."
"Gran, you know when I learned to cook, in our family we always cut the ends off the roast before putting it into the oven? After we got married, Joe asked me why, and I didn't know: Why do we do it?"
"You see, Sarah, when your grandfather and I first got married, we had a very small oven: I had to cut the ends off the roast to make it fit."
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 3762 shoppers and shop-owners: Advertise in this newsletter! Editor: Rick Raubenheimer.