Shopping in Morningside, Rivonia and Woodmead
not forgetting Wendywood, Petervale, Bryanston and Benmore Gardens
September 2010 Newsletter

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

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Editorial Focus
New on the Block
Restaurant Review
The Gone Dogs
Checking Out

Pet food expensive?
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Megaplex Home – Overview of Shops, Facilities, and 2010 Accommodation in Woodmead, Morningside Manor, Gallo Manor and surroundings

Shopping Centres in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Square
Rivonia Village Centre
Rivonia Junction
Mutual Mews
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in the Rivonia Area
Petervale Shopping Centre

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Shopping Centres in
Greater Morningside:

Morningside Shopping Centre,
The Wedge, Morningside,
Morning Glen Mall
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Morning View

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

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Tel: 011 805-0151  e-mail Carol

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,
Morningside Country Club,
Apartment To Let June/July 2010

Resell, Recycle, Refashion yourself with Style Exchange

Here's an interesting and different idea...

Did you know that we only wear 30% of the clothing hanging in our cupboards? Now you can get cash back for unused items too good to simply give away. Or you can refashion for less at Style Exchange – and at the same time do your bit for the environment by reusing fashion items instead of buying new.

Style Exchange is for women of all ages, all sizes, all styles and all walks of life. When you bring your items for resale at the Style Exchange shop, you get back 50% of the price when sold.

Our bodies change shape with age, motherhood and emotions. The minute an item is too small, no longer reflects your current life stage, or hasn’t been worn in 7 months it is time to recycle it. Re-energise yourself and move all the stuck energy in your cupboards and your life, and allow new colours, lifestyles and adventures to enter. Style Exchange accepts fashion items, vintage, maternity, perfume, shoes, bags, and home ware items such as vases, mirrors, bowls, lamps and cloths.

Come and join the Style Exchange circle of stylish women and at the same time become part of the Green Revolution.

Collections and once off payments for lots by special arrangement only. Only good quality items accepted.

Further information available on [Editor's Note: This no longer exists] or call Mercédes on 083 303 1403.

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New Kids on the Block Back to top

  • Frontrow Footwear – Stylish ladies' and men's shoe boutique. Now open in Phase 2, upstairs in Morning Glen Mall.
  • Zedo's Café (in Rivonia Area Shops) – Breakfast, lunches, sandwiches, take-aways, hot drinks. Catering for special functions. Open 07:30-16:00 Mon-Fri At Block B, Edenburg Terraces, 348 Rivonia Bvd.
  • Transformations Hair Salon (in Rivonia Area Shops) – Opposite ABSA Bank in Block B, Edenburg Terraces, 348 Rivonia Bvd.
  • Design Cutters (DC Hair Studio) – Hairdresser and professional stylist (Upper Level, The Wedge, Morningside), has moved to the corner shop next to the Morningside Post Office and been renamed to "Hair Today".  We hope you won't be "gone tomorrow", chaps!
  • Creative Craftsmen Jewellers in Rivonia Village have decided not to close down after all, but are moving from gold into silver jewellery.

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Restaurant Review (*****) by Judith Back to top

The Baron, Dunwoody Centre, Western Service Road Woodmead, 17 September 2010

After the unfortunate experience at Giovanni's, we felt that trying the Baron out might be a good idea!  So off we set on a much warmer night.  The Baron has a large non-smoking dining area, which they expanded some time ago, and we were offered a table towards the back.  A request to turn down the music was complied with, which meant that we could hear each other talk.

We ordered an Appletiser and a bottle of Chardonnay before perusing the menu.  (See I still feel mellow!)  Then we ordered just our usual one course.  Inevitably, I ordered calamari grilled with a lemon sauce, rice and a side order of spinach.  My companion ordered his favourite, liver and onions.

What really delights about the Baron is the crisp linen and heavy cutlery.  It feels like a special evening out, with flower arrangements around the room, mirrors and brass fittings.  Old fashioned brought up to date with good service and greater lightness of touch.

In good time, our food arrived.  It was well presented and the spinach was excellent.  So were the calamari and the liver and onions.  We dined in contentment, thoroughly enjoying the evening, the well-timed attention of our waiter and our surroundings.  We ended our stay with a cup of coffee, also good.

All in all a good place to go, they were busy and the waiters cope easily with the patrons.

Contact Details for The Baron.

Earthlife Africa Presentation and Annual General Meeting Sat 2nd October, 10:30 for 11:00 at the Greenhouse Project in Joubert Park. e-mail us

A Dog's Life?

Julius takes his Rottweiler to Rivonia Vets: "My dog's cross-eyed, is there anything you can do for him?"

"Well," says Anthea, "let's have a look at him".  She picks the dog up and examines his eyes, then checks
his teeth.  Finally, she says, "I'm going to have to put him down."

"What? Just because he's cross-eyed?"

"No, because he's really heavy".

No joke: Rivonia Vets are giving free rabies innoculations for dogs and cats to combat the current outbreak.  To avoid yours becoming "gone dogs", take them along soon!

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

Checking Out: Second Opinion on Morning Glen Mall – by Andy

I would be interested to find out what people actually think of the new Morning Glen shopping centre.

I for one hate it! I loved being able to just park, dash in for what I needed all in one small area without having to kill myself on the tiles. They are going to get sued.

Everything I needed was there, parking was ample, the centre was open and I bumped into all my friends.

Now all the tenants are moaning, business is dead, and I hate having to have my freezo overlooking a closed-in dark yukky parking lot!

The parking is abysmal and driving a very large car as most of us do in this area, I found it extremely difficult to get in and out.

Whaaaa.....bring back the old one! Why couldn't they just give it a face lift?

–Andy H.

(To make you even happier, they're about to start charging for parking, too –Editor)

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