Shopping in Sandton – March 2012

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.

Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review
All Gone ~ The Checkout

All Minor Dent and Bumper Repairs

KRP Auto Body will beat any written quote. Transport can
be arranged. T & C Apply.
 375 Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia.
Tel: 011 234 0160 - 079 408 7892

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

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

Every Business Needs a ‘Breakaway’ Day!

And Chislehurst, is the heart of Rivonia, is just the place.

An elegant, private guest house in a tranquil setting close to the vibrant hub of the village centre, we offer a 10- seater boardroom, covered patio for coffee breaks, and a lovely large thatched lapa with dining table and bar for relaxed lunches. We can provide whatever catering you require, from cupcakes to caviar! Hire of our venue for a full day is R1 000, catering is quoted to you separately, and we will undertake to hire in any equipment you require at the best possible cost.

Jenny 083 271 5958

Shopping Centres in Bryanston:
Riverside Shopping Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Hobart Grove Centre
Grosvenor Crossing
Nicolway Shopping Centre

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
Kelvin Village
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops and Shopping in Woodmead

Home of Beauty
Bryanston Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea

Experienced therapist specialising in Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in a quiet and cosy space. Also Facials, Pedicure, manicure, slimming, and chakra balance.

Ladies Only!
Call Rita 082-210-0606

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

Be a Modern Hero
– Donate Blood!

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

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,
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop

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. Johnny: 011 656-0652, e-mail

Developments in Bryanston

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.

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Unusual Professions

Who do you find meditating in the fruit and nuts aisle at Checkers?
– Deepak Shoprite!

New on the Block  Back to top

  • KRP Auto Body in Rivonia North Shops – Bumper repairs, dent removal/repair, scratch removal, body shop repairs, spray-painting and panel beating. Mag repairs, wheel repairs, alternator and starter repairs, new starters and alternators.
  • Burger Perfect and Pizza Perfect in Morning Glen Mall are under the new hands-on ownership of Johnny Revelas. Open 10:00 to 21:00, 7 days a week.
  • Banjaara Indian Restaurant, Shop 15 in Grosvenor Crossing – Samoosa, bunny chow, kebab, tikka, Tandoori, curry, Vindaloo: chicken, lamb, prawn and vegetarian. Eat in or take away: All Halaal.
  • Image Perfection, Shop 16 in Grosvenor Crossing – Laser Lipo studio - slimming.
  • Snoekies in Chilli Lane Shopping Centre Sunninghill – franchise founded in Hout Bay in 1951 and still serving fresh seafood and “fish and chips” meals.
  • Rivonia Village Craft Market, Shop 62 in Rivonia Village – Handmade crafts, gifts, scrapbooking, homeware, kids art, ceramics, jewellery, and more for all ages.
  • Meoli Maternitywear, Shop 27 in The Wedge, Morningside – clothes designed for ultimate fit and comfort throughout all stages of your pregnancy... and beyond.
  • Nike Factory Shop, Shop DD, Lower Level in Woodmead Value Mart – Just the place to buy a Nike Factory! .

Are you "Good without God"?  Need some friendly support?
Meet other
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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!

Contact Details for Lucky Moo.

Funny Language, English...

Digestible: Able to be digested.  Indigestible: Not able to be digested.

Flammable: Burns like crazy.  Inflammable: Also burns like crazy!

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

Gone, not yet Forgotten... Back to top

Getting Help

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!"

Join Earthlife Africa to Work for a Clean, Healthy, Just Future!

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."

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