345 Jan Smuts Avenue, corner Rothsay Ave, Craighall Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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The Colony Shopping Centre is a village shopping centre at 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park. Located
on the corner of Rothsay Avenue, this local shopping centre houses several restaurants and fast food outlets, many quaint speciality shops,
and one of the few clinics where you can donate blood. It
must be one of the rare centres not to have a supermarket as its anchor
tenant, but it does have a Baby City, and a pub. There is one ATM (Standard Bank), but no banks.
Vicky Cristina's Restaurant and Conquista Bar has been replaced
by Hashtag Kitchen and Bar.
Under stairs, so to speak, we find the colourful traditional pub,
The Colony Arms. If that seems too secular, the
Buddhist Centre upstairs will teach you meditation, or "Living Yoga"
can teach you yoga. Education
is also represented by the Kumon centre teaching Maths and English,
and cookery classes at "The Cookery".
Bookdealers interleading with Hodges can satisfy both your reading
and eating needs. Speaking of eating, they have Steers and
Roco Mamas downstairs, and Indian and Chinese restaurants on the top
The centre is on a steep slope and has been built on several
levels. The first entrance you come to when driving North on
Jan Smuts Avenue leads to a square with limited parking, which we
have arbitrarily called the "Ground Floor" below. From there you can
drive through under an archway to extensive parking at the back of
the centre. This parking has an exit to, and an entrance from,
Rothsay Avenue. If you skip the first parking entrance, there
is a second one just before Rothsay Avenue, also with limited
parking, serving what we have called the "Lower Level" in the
Parking: There are open-air parking bays with plenty of mature trees
offering some shade, and security personnel and car guards in the car park. All
parking is free of charge.
Trading Hours: Mainly Monday to Friday 09:0017:00 (9 am to 5 pm) and
Saturday 09:0013:00 (9 am to 1 pm). The restaurants and
some shops open for longer hours, Sundays and
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For Leasing Enquiries: Telephone 011 441 4034, 082 447 1408 Contact: Rett Ovens: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Shops are listed clockwise (left to right) as viewed from the south (upper) parking area
off Jan Smuts Ave, which we've called the Main Square. Those off the main
parking are around the back are listed last:
Colony Pharmacy (Shop GF1): Telephone 011 327 0300 Full service pharmacy, dispensary and clinic. Serving the Craighall and Hyde Park communities since 1994. Part of the Discovery network. e-mail email@example.com site
Energy Emporium (Shop S104A): Telephone 079 075 0342 The Esoteric on a grand scale: Divination, numerology, mythology, chakra tuning, candles, crystal, signs and symbols, statues of fairies, Buddha's, incense. Open M-F 09:30-18:30, Sat-sun 09:30-15:30. Contact: Verushka: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org site
Hash#Tag Kitchen & B@R: Telephone 081 890 8766 Restaurant. Three bars. No under-21's after 19:00. No smoking inside. No cheques accepted. Open for lunch & dinner every TuesdaySunday noonlate. e-mail email@example.comFacebook page
Hodges Coffee House and Restaurant: Telephone 011 880 5010 On the right of the passage leading from the main square (upper Jan Smuts Ave parking) next to Mandy's. Interleading with Bookdealers. web site
Bookdealers (Shop 15B): Telephone 011 880 2463 Book shop: Large variety of publishers' overstocks (remainders), extensive and interesting selection of rare and out-of-print, and second-hand books. Open M-F 09:00-17:00, Sat 08:30-13:00. Interleading with Hodges. Contact: Doron and Ellie: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgGroup web site
Bookdealers at The Colony (Shop 15B): Telephone 011 880 2463 Book shop: Large variety of publishers' overstocks (remainders), extensive and interesting selection of rare and out-of-print, and second-hand books. Open M-F 09:00-17:00, Sat 08:30-13:00. Interleading with Hodges. Contact: Doron and Ellie: e-mail email@example.comGroup web site
Living Yoga: Telephone 074 148 3350 Teaching yoga and yoga teachers. At the intersection of the passages from the upper front and back parking. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org site
The Salon - Paul Mitchell: Telephone 011 447 9882 Hair salon. At the intersection of the passages from the upper front and back parking. e-mail email@example.com
Syon Optometrist: Telephone 011 442 9510 A W Kruger B.Optom (RAU).FO.SA ,Sportsvision.(UJ), Practice No 070 0000129887. Open 08:30-17:00, Sat 08:30-13:00. In the upper passage from the back parking. Contact: Annemie Kruger: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Pandora: Telephone 011 447 4790 Interesting Ladies' clothing, bags, shoes, boots, and accessories. At the entrance to the upper passage from the back parking. e-mail email@example.com
First Choice Flooring and Dιcor (Shop G06A): Telephone 011 447 5910, 083 607 4949 Nouwens, Belgotex, Crossley, Warmup, Quick step, Van Dyck carpets. Plastic wooden flooring. On the back parking area next to the drive-through arch. Contact: Fred Britz: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Lillie: Telephone 011 325 1278 Jewellery, gifts. On the back parking area, next to the stairs down to Fred Astaire and The Colony Arms. e-mail email@example.com
Baby City (Shop 19): Telephone 011 442 2920, 011 442 2930, Fax 011 442 2931 "South Africa's leading Baby Hyper": Everything for baby except baby herself., Open Mon-Fri 8.3017:00, Sat 8.3016:00, Sun & PH 9:0013:00. On the back parking area, near the drive-in entrance from Rothsay Ave. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgGroup web site
There are three staircases and a set of lifts to the upper level: There are
stairs and a lift between Mandy's and the driveway through to the back parking.
There is a prominent steel staircase outside Pronto Italian Restaurant.
Finally, if you walk to the end of the passage between Mandy's and Hodges Restaurant, there are stairs up to the first floor and down to the
lower level. We do not yet have full details for the offices this is what we have:
In Balance Physiotherapy: Telephone 011 880 0580, Fax 011 880 5666 Danielle Grobicki, Physiotherapist, BSc, MSc, Angela Haworth, BSc (Physio) (Wits), Teresa Gabriel, BSc (Physio) (Wits) and Sam Shrosbee, BSc (Physio) (Wits). Contact: Danielle and Sam: e-mail email@example.com
Dr M S Van Niekerk & M A Lambson: Telephone 011 447 9233, Fax 011 447 9237 Pathologists. Practice No 1494953. Also Jaqueline Yutar, Rachelle Braude. Contact: Drs Van Niekerk & Lambson: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sing Fei Chinese Restaurant: Telephone 011 788 0168 Open 11:00-15:00 and 17:00-22:00 Monday-Sunday.
Red Chilli Spice Indian Restaurant: Telephone 011 447 8386, Fax 011 447 6892 Open Tues to Sunday 11:00-22:00. Take away or eat in. Tandoor, salads, curries, biryani, chicken, lamb, vegetarian, rice and breads, roti, accompaniments, desserts. e-mail email@example.com site
Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre: Telephone 011 447 2746, 083 678 5956 Buddha explained that all our problems and suffering arise from confused and negative states of mind, and all our happiness and good fortune arise from peaceful and positive states of mind. These methods work for anyone, in any country, in any age. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org site
JDI Research: Telephone 011 788 4210 An independent market research venue, offering 5 boardrooms & viewing rooms for conducting focus groups. Services include recruiting, moderating, transcribing & note taking. Contact: Pascha: e-mail email@example.com site
There are several ways to get to the lower level: (a) Drive in off Jan Smuts
Avenue northbound, taking the second parking entrance. (b) From the main square
at the top, walk to the end of the passage between Mandy's and Hodges Coffee
House and Restaurant, then take the stairs down to the lower level, turning
right. (c) Park in the main parking at the back, off Rothsay Avenue, and walk
down the stairs next to Lillie. Shops are listed clockwise (left to right) as viewed from the
north (lower) parking area off Jan Smuts Ave. The Colony Arms is off the passage
in the middle.
The Cookery Cooking school and venue by "the secret Jozi Chef", Paul Maciel (Pronto restaurant). Fun social classes for students during the week; interactive chef's table events. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org site
Roco Mamas, The Colony: Telephone 011 268 6693 Burger Restaurant. Cheeseburger, cheese+bacon burger, mushroom, shoe string fries, design your own, wings, salads, dips. Open Sun-Wed 09:00-22:00, Thu & Sat 09:00-23:00, Fri 09:00-24:00. e-mail TheColony@rocomamas.comGroup facebook page
Morningside Fruiters: Telephone 011 442 0861 Established little fruit and vegetable shop.
Bliss Juicery: Telephone 073 131 4006 Fresh juices. Cold pressed juices, superfood smoothies, wellness shots, superfood snacks, juice cleanses. Open Mon-Fri 08:00-17:00, Saturday 09:00-13:00. Contact: Suzette: e-mail email@example.com site
Home Entertainment Installations: Telephone 076 969 6502 TV & Hi-Fi repairs, DStv installations, CCTV installations, Audio-visual & design. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SoHome: Telephone 011 051 4301, 061 169 2908 Kitchenware and Homeware. In the little passage to the left of Morningside Fruiters.
The Colony Arms: Telephone 011 447 6646 Local pub. Open Friday & Saturday. No girls under 20, no guys under 21. Main entrance in the main passage leading from the back parking to the lower parking, at the foot of the stairs opposite the side of Dial-a-Bed. Contact: Kate Bennett: e-mail email@example.com
1 Two 1 Cellular: Telephone 011 880 9043, 084 420 2121 Cell phones, repairs and accessories: Nokia, BlackBerry, iPhone, Altech Autopage Cellular. On the left of the entrance to the lower passage. Contact: Leonard Rom (Technical Director): e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Standard Bank AutoBank ATM: Lost ATM Cards 0800 020 600 on the right of the entrance to the lower passage outside to Dial-a-Bed.
Dial-a-Bed: Telephone 011 327 2851, Group 086 100 7542, Fax 011 327 2874 Bed Shop, Mattress Factory. Homeware. Contact: Godfrey Mutheiwana (Branch Manager): web site
Steers (Shop LG12) are rebuilding as of February 2017, so if phone 011 447 7433 is not answered, that's why! Fast Food Steak Restaurant and take-away. Normally open Monday-Friday & Public Holidays 09:0021:00, Saturday: 09:0022:00, Sunday: 09:0020:00. e-mail email@example.comGroup web site
Liquorland (Shop S013): Telephone 011 027 3170 Soft drinks and anything alcoholic. Open Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00, Sunday 09:00-15:30. To the right of Steers, around the corner on Rothsay Ave.
FNB ATM: Lost/Stolen ATM Cards 0800 110 132 Next to Liquorland.
Craigpark Residents Association (CRA) The CRA, originally formed in 1937 and renamed in the 1970s, is one of the longest established RAs in Joburg. It plays an important and proactive role looking after the interests of residents and businesses in the area. CRA is a registered volunteer organisation and its executive committee and street reps give their time to assist, where they can, over 3 600 property owners in the area. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org site
Builders Express: Telephone 086 000 8989, 082 600 1656 Rothsay Ave off Jan Smuts Ave right next to The Colony Shopping Centre. Home and garden centre: DIY, pots and plants, braai & patio, paint, hardware, electrical, plumbing, power tools, glass, timber, key cutting. Free local delivery up to 5 km. Open M-F 08:00-18:00, Sat 08:00-16:00, Sun 08:00-14:00. Contact: Nomasonto Langa: e-mail Nomasonto.Langa@builders.co.zaGroup web site
Craighall Sports Club 33 Abercorn Avenue: Contact: Andrew Els, Telephone 072 140 1839 Karate - Andrew Els: 072 140 1839, Biodanza - Lisa Gordon: 082 895 1864, Boot Camp and Coaching for Kids - Liz: 078 886 0936, Bowls - Anselm MacLean: 082 823 7335, Club Bell Athletics - Dean Jones: 083 779 6767, Little Kickers - Sven: 071 036 6635, Pilates - Janine: 082 447 2034, Russian School of Ballet - Yana: 071 179 6394, Soccer Skills Clinics for Boys & Girls - Sean Szabo: 079 607 6101, Tac Fit - Dean Jones: 083 779 6767, Tennis - Michelle: 083 443 3391, Yoga - Yvonne de Bruin: 082 883 7607, Live To Dance (Modern and Tap) - Lindie: 082 555 0327, Country Market every 3rd Saturday - Paulette Malcolm: 082 452 9322.
Latora Athletic: Telephone 081 086 5650 Sports gear, equipment and coaching clinics: Range of sports accessories from junior to professional level. Was on Level 1 at The Colony. Contact: Naph: e-mail email@example.com site
Shell Hyde Park Gardens Service Station: Telephone 011 447 4430 Shell Select, Vida e Caffι. Petrol, oil, diesel, air, snacks, coffee, car wash. On William Nicol northbound, just north of Jan