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Today, Thursday 26 April, sees the opening of the huge new Nicolway Shopping Centre, Bryanston. With three levels of parking and direct access from William Nicol Drive, it looks like a centre to be reckoned with. The tenant list is a "Who's Who" of Northern Suburbs shops, many of whom have opening specials this weekend:
Upper Level: Beauty Factory, Big Blue, Body Sense, Body Shop, Bryanston Jewellers, Cabouchon, Cape Union Mart, Caprice, Col'Cacchio Restaurant, Dial-A-Video, Exclusive Books, Eyemakers Optometrist, Fego Cafe, Fishmonger, Flight Centre, Food Lovers Market and Café, Frankie & Delilah, Goodfellas Barber, Greenbusters Toy Shop, Hydraulics, Incredible Connection, Jeauval, Kids Emporium, Liquorish, Loumod, Lovisa, Naartjie Kids' Clothing, Nedbank, NY Junction, Pick 'n Pay Clothing, Queue Shoes, Red Rabbit, Red Square, Samsonite, Sempre, Sowearto, Stolen Muse, Superdry, Tashas, The Changing Room, Turn 'n Tender Restaurant, Woolworths Supermarket / Café / Liquor.
Mezzanine: Delawood Kitchens, SWEAT 1000. Lower Level: @Home, 69 Slam, ABSA ATM, Autopage Cellular, Bryanston Pet Boutique, Cardies, Checkers Supermarket / Liquor, Crystal Soul, Dion Wired, Dis-Chem & Dis-Chem Vision, Engel & Volkers, First National Bank, GHD Hair, Le Creuset, Legents, Liv-in, Loads of Living, MBW Art, Melt, Mr Pet, MTN, NAP Living, Netflorist, Oil & Vinegar, Optimum Health, Phil O’Mahony, Pimlico, PNA, Postnet, Pureskin, Revive Dry Cleaners, Rugs Original, Simply French, Sorbet, Standard Bank, Tshukudu Biltong, Vodacom, and Willowbrook Cotton. See our web page for Nicolway Bryanston for more useful information.
Catching up with existing developments, we now have a page for Coachman's Crossing (or should that be "Coachperson's Crossing" to be Politically Correct?). Old Mutual Properties were too cheapskate to pay for it (even though the centre has no web site of its own) but eventually kindly agreed not to obstruct our collecting details from the shopkeepers for a free page! Visit Coachman's Crossing on the Megaplex web site. The Restaurant Review below is for Ocean Basket in Coachman's Crossing.
We are working on new pages for Epsom Downs, Sloane Square, and Naturally Yours.
"Pleased to meet you, David. What do you do?"
New on the Block Back to top
Restaurant & Movie Review Back to top
*** Ocean Basket in Coachman's Crossing, Peter Place, 11 April 2012
As it was Rick's birthday and I had a Ratepayers' meeting, we went out and here starts an ongoing fishy tale! We decided on the Ocean Basket again, but in a different place. This is a big restaurant with an outside balcony looking across the centre. The staff are very friendly and attentive.
We ordered the Prawn Special and the Sole with the usual well-done chips, Robertsons Sauvignon Blanc and hot chocolate. Unlike other Ocean Baskets, the bread basket was less than generous and unaccompanied by the usual garlic and chilli condiments, which never arrived at all.
The chips were done to order and the prawns plentiful and good. Rick was somewhat disappointed with his sole, which he found lacked its usual delicate favour. A Kahlua Pedro really hit the right spot for him although my filter coffee was a little plaintive.
Brian Mlotshwa gave us very good service and it was generally value for money.
Contact Details for the Ocean Basket, Coachman's Crossing, are on our page of Restaurant Reviews for Sandton.
Punny Language, English...
"Would you put the cat out, dear?"
"What, is it on fire again?"
Gone, all Gone... Back to top
Julius went to see another psychologist:
"Doc, my friends said I must see you: I've become so obsessed with transparency, I'm now dressing only in Clingfilm."
"Yes, I can clearly see your nuts."
New Kulture Page Back to top
Thanks to free-lance writer Sharmini Brookes, who has volunteered to raise our level of culture, we now have a brand new page devoted to reviews of current books, theatre, movies, and other events. The page already contains reviews of the play Fat Pig, and the films Young Adult, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Material, with another review in the inbox –so enthusiastic and productive is Sharmini, she is difficult to keep up with!
The Checkout: Scam Department Back to top
I was surprised and alarmed to receive this from the e-mail address of a customer a while ago:
"It is with sense of sadness i'm writing this email to you. I don't know how you will find this but you just have to help me out because something very terrible is happening to me now, I need a favour from you. Sorry I didn't inform you about my trip to Spain for a Program, I'm presently in Madrid, Unfortunately for me all my money along with my bag where my passport and valuable things were got stolen at gun point on my way to the hotel where I lodged, since then I have been without any money, I am even owing the hotel here, so I will like you to assist me with a loan of 2000 Euro to sort-out my hotel bills and to get myself back home. I have reported the incident to the police here but they are not responding to the matter effectively, I will appreciate whatever and any amount you can afford to assist me with, I'll Refund the money back to you as soon as i return,let me know if you can be of any help. I don't have a phone where i can be reached, i only have access to internet here. Please let me know immediately if you can be of any help to my situation. Thanks,"
It turned out that the customer's yahoo.co.uk address had been hijacked by a fraudster. Be very suspicious of this sort of scam!
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 3880 shoppers and shop-owners: Advertise in this newsletter! Editor: Rick Raubenheimer.