Megaplex Newsletter 2018 February: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – February 2018

Welcome to Megaplex's monthly newsletter alerting the up-market shopper to the new and interesting in Sandton and Bryanston.   Please feel free to support our advertisers!  To subscribe, see our subscription page.

Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review ~ Closed
Civic Tip ~ The Checkout

Practical Effective Self-Defence

KRAV MAGA Instructors:
Mike & Walter
SMS or phone 084 211 8888


Mon & Thu above Car Service City,
off Witkoppen Rd. Paulshof,
near Cambridge Crossing.

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

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

That Eulogy needn't be the
Death of You!
You can Speak Well in Public!

Learn public speaking in a relaxed, fun environment at UWP Toastmasters: Meet 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 17:30 for 18:00 at Eton Office Park, off Sloane St, Bryanston. Call Judith Taylor on 082 389 3481 or

Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston::
Cramerview Village
Nicolway Shopping Centre
Coachman's Crossing
Grosvenor Crossing
Hobart Grove Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Riverside Shopping Centre
Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre
Bryanpark Shopping Centre
Epsom Downs
Sloane Square

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

Shopping Centres in Central Sandton:
Grayston Shopping Centre
Atholl Square Shopping Centre
Sandhurst Centre, Rivonia Rd

Shopping in and around 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
Sandton Court
Benmore Gardens
Shops in the Morningside Area

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– Yet only 1% of people donate blood!

Make a difference to society! Donate at The Colony,  cor Jan Smuts & Rothesay Avenues, Craighall.  Phone:
011 447-6665
011 880-4994

Restaurants in Rivonia,
Rivonia Restaurant reviews
Sandton Restaurant reviews
Morningside Restaurant reviews

Other Places of Interest:
Sandspruit Hiking Trail,
Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre,
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop

We are open 7 days a week and offer “Fresh Haircuts”! We also have other value-added services and specials. Please call 011 803 5015 for more information. We are down in the lower level in the main block down the escalators. Plenty of parking in the Basement in Sunninghill Village. For more, email Fay.

Revamping About to Strike in Gallo Manor / Morningside Manor!

The next centre to catch the dreaded revamping disease looks likely to be Morning Glen Mall. The Spur restaurant is closing at the end of this month: Get in fast if you want a meal!. Foto First is closing, though it is not clear when. Rumour claims the same about Cardies but since we have not yet found them open, we have not been able to verify.  We asked the centre manager at Broll for confirmation.  Typically, she hasn't bothered to reply, even though Megaplex is the only website in the universe with a listing of the centre's shops. Manor Pharmacy says they are staying open for the immediate future.  Pick 'n Pay has no plans to close or revamp.

Thank you, Jane, for the tip!

Odd Jobs

If you start a small scheme to help people to learn to fly an aircraft, is it a "pilot project"?

Furnished Room to Let in Morningside Manor

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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • Arez Café, Shop 08D, Ground in Morningview Shopping Centre – Lebanese / Middle-eastern café and hubbly bar. Breakfast 7am–noon includes free bottomless coffee. Meze, hummus, Halloumi, falafel, lafeh wraps, platters.
  • Post Link Morningview, Shop 08C, Ground in Morningview Shopping Centre – Domestic and international courier, packaging, copy / print, email / scan, laminating / binding services, internet facilities, business cards / pamphlets etc., Bizhub.
  • The Mattress People, Shop B3, Building B in Woodmead Commercial Park – Lounges, mattresses and sleigh beds.
  • Auto Boutique, Shop C2, Building C in Woodmead Commercial Park – Vehicle detailing, restoration and protection. Open Monday-Friday 07:30–16:30.
  • Color Glo, Shop C2, Building C in Woodmead Commercial Park – Restore and re-dye vehicles, leather, vinyl, plastic, velour, fabric and carpets.
  • Beauty Shack, Shop C2, Building C in Woodmead Commercial Park – Cheap toilet paper and cosmetics.
  • Demo Warehouse, Shop C5, Building C in Woodmead Commercial Park – "The largest demo reseller of electronic goods and appliances in Southern Africa. Best deals on demo models and b-grade stock". Appliances, electronics, laundry.
  • SA Auto Brokers (C8 Lower level), Building C in Woodmead Commercial Park – Cash flow problems? Sell your car, bakkie, double-cab or 4x4 to them and then rent it back. Also used vehicle sales.
  • Trend Tap & Tile, Shop AD/AE, Building A in Woodmead Commercial Park – Sanitaryware and tiles. Bathroom design specialist.
  • Designer Bites, Shop LL17, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Catering, confectionery & events. designer cakes. cake pops, catering platters, event styling, candy stations. No function too big or too small.

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Restaurant Reviews by Judith Back to top

**** Silver Pine Spur, Upper Level, Morning Glen Shopping Centre

With news that the Spur is closing at the end of February (verified at the restaurant), we hastened to have a last meal there. I ordered a rare rump steak with spinach, my partner a medium sirloin with well done chips.  Both meals were excellent as was the wine. My partner felt his steak was more medium-rare than medium, but still good. As usual the service was good: Staff were feeling shattered but bearing up well under the immanent closure, the reason for which we were unable to establish, as the restaurant was well patronised.

Contact Details for Silver Pine Spur valid until 28 February 2018.

***** Ocean Basket, Morningview Shopping Centre, 10 South Road

This is becoming one of our favourite restaurants because of the friendly service and great food! This time our waitress was Charity and she was great. We started with hot chocolate and Boschendaal Blanc de Blanc, which is served by the carafe. Food of choice was the OB fish and the Mediterranean Seafood Soup. Both were excellent. I really love the Seafood Soup as it has all my favourites in it!

Contact Details for Ocean Basket.

Funny Language, English...

If "tangible" and "intangible" are opposites, how come "candescent" and "incandescent" mean the same thing?

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Gone to Meet Their Maker:  Back to top

  • Silver Pine Spur, Upper Level in Morning Glen Mall (Steak Restaurant and Fast Food) is closing today. Get in quickly!
  • ChicShab Afro-Chic Warehouse, Shop B3 in Woodmead Commercial Park – African food bowls, storage and laundry baskets sustainably woven from palm, bamboo and sisal; water cans made from tins; crochet raffia ottomans; benches and bean bags covered in recycled cotton, etc.
  • Mikectrolight Appliance Services (B8 Lower level) in Woodmead Commercial Park – Repair and sales of fridges, stoves, microwaves, washing machines, TVs and cell phones.
  • Paolo Confectioners (C9 Lower level) in Woodmead Commercial Park – Confectioners and caterers.
  • Smeg Outlet Store + Origo Outlet Store, Shop G7 in Woodmead Commercial Park – "Technology with style". Was next to Yeesh, lower level of Block G.
  • The Baker's Box, was in Sunninghill Village – a wide range of baking and decorating supplies including baking ingredients & accessories. Not closed, but relocated to Kyalami: 68 Pine Road, Kyalami. Tel. 082 612 2272.

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Up in the Battling Order

Julius says, with things as they are, we are climbing an uphill battle.

Voter Registration Weekend: 10 and 11 March

Have you moved since the 2016 election?  Turned 16 recently?  All Voting Stations nationwide will be open on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March from 08:00 to 17.00 for you to register, or re-register, to vote next year.  If the IEC does not have your residential address, please go too and give it to them   To register, you must be a South African citizen at least 16 years old (you can vote from age 18); and have a green bar-coded ID book; smartcard ID; or valid Temporary Identity Certificate.

For details visit, or phone 0800 11 8000, Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17.00.

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Overheard near the Exit

"When your new card is ready, do you want the bank to fail to send you an SMS, or would you prefer it to forget to send you an email?"

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Newsletter Issued 28 February 2018 – Page Last Updated: 19 June 2018. – Contact us.