Megaplex Newsletter 2018 May: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – May 2018

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

Practical Effective Self-Defence

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


Car Service City building,
off Witkoppen Rd. Paulshof,
near Cambridge Crossing.

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

Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston:
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
Thatchers Corner

Shopping Centres and Shops in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Village Shops
Rivonia Oriental City
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

Speak Well – Become a Leader!

Bryanston Breakfast Club Toastmasters meets 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Bryanston Sports Club, corner of Payne and Main Roads, Bryanston, at 08:45 for 09:00.  Future leaders are welcome!  Call 082 389-3481, visit the website, or email the VPPR..

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 in Woodmead

Shopping Centres in Central Sandton and Johannesburg:
Atholl Square
Grayston Shopping Centre
The Colony, Craighall Park

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– Yet only 1% of people donate blood!

Make a difference to society!  Your nearest donor centre is at The Colony, cor Jan Smuts & Rothesay Aves, Craighall.  Phone:
011 447-6665
011 880-4994

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

Restaurants in Rivonia,
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

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Mall Triage

Red (in bad shape):

Wendywood Centre -- most shops are occupied, but do not seem well patronised.

Morning Glen Mall -- more empty than occupied shops, and recently evicted Manor Pharmacy (now in Morning View).  One "green shoot": Clicks is moving opposite and expanding, with a pharmacy. Otherwise the new team has not yet made an impact.

Orange (not doing so well):

Coachman's Crossing – five empty shops, including the former Spur (how does a Spur fail?).  Undeterred, they are evicting the bookshop on a month's notice, after 18 years of tenancy! To make way for a pet food shop, no less.

90 Degrees on Rivonia has lost Polpetta, and has a large area permanently untenanted, but the Spar seems to be keeping things going.

The Wedge, Morningside is behind schedule and showing no signs of haste (it's the Public Service Pension Fund, so who cares?). The doctors have moved out.  However, shops are moving in, there are several good restaurants, and things are coming right gradually.  Woolworths food should now be open this month.

Morning View has several empty shops at present.  This may be a temporary phase, as the centre has been revitalised by the redevelopment of the west wing..

Green (apparently doing OK):

Bryanpark, Nicolway, Hobart Grove, Riverside, Rivonia Village, Cambridge Crossing, Petervale, Woodmead Value Mart, Woodmead Super Value Centre, Woodmead Retail Park, many others.

Odd Jobs

Working in a kitchen unit factory is difficult: Everything you do is counter-productive.

Furnished Room to Let in Morningside Manor

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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • Drs Sam Lewis, Sumien Moore, and Lindie Gouws moved from The Wedge, Morningside, to Rivonia Medical, Sports & Therapy Centre – Medical Doctors (General Practitioners). Surgery.
  • Sirene Hair and Beauty, Moved from Morningview Shopping Centre to 38 Bowling Ave, off South Road – Cuts, colours, Brazilian hair treatments, nails, nail art, special effects and beauty.
  • Sushiitto on South moved from Morningview Shopping Centre to 38 Bowling Ave, off South Road – Sushi bar. Dim Sum, soup, noodles, spring rolls, fried rice, stir fry. Free delivery within 5 km.
  • Bryanpark Liquor Store , Shop 15, Ground in Bryanpark Shopping Centre has become Berry & Bottles – Liquor Store, under new ownership. Corporate and private catering.
  • Curry and All moved from Sandton Court to Lower Level in The Wedge, Morningside – Mutton and rice, chicken and rice, vegetable and rice, chicken breyani, soji, roti roll, bunny, ghos and roti.
  • Clicks Lower Level in Morning Glen Mall – Health, Home and Beauty Store, low medicine prices and beauty and healthcare products. Shop 16 closing on 24 June and opening on 28 in shop 24E with a new pharmacy.
  • After a delay of a month because their premises were not ready as promised, Polpetta Pizza & Pasta from 90° on Rivonia has opened in The Wedge, Morningside on the upper deck – Italian Restaurant, Pizzeria & Take-Away.
  • Vaperite, Shop 10, Ground in Bryanpark Shopping Centre – Vaping shop: E-liquids, mods, tanks, accessories.
  • Ross Howard Music (Suite 201), Second Floor in Bryanpark Shopping Centre – Drama. Dance. Modern jazz classes. Tailored music classes to suit your age, style, aims and passion.
  • Glamour Shoes moved to Hobart Grove from Coachman's Crossing – Ladies' footwear: Stockists of shoes, handbags and luggage.

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Restaurant Reviews by Judith Back to top

**** Junipa's, D4 Hobart Grove Centre, cnr Hobart and Grosvenor Road

This is a restaurant with good access for those on crutches and in wheelchairs. It is full of old style kitchen containers and similar memorabilia. However the service and welcome are the warm and attentive style of all good restaurants! Solly was our official waiter, but others were around all the time. This indicates real customer care!

I opted for Perdeburg Sauvignon Blanc to drink whilst my partner had Appletiser. I had the Duck Pate and we bought a loaf of their Banting bread to replace the artisan bread and beetroot salad. My partner had the fishcakes.

We had actually come for the bread anyway and can recommend it as being the best I have found. somehow, "homemade" far outstrips factory made and packed!

The Duck Pate was sublime and lasted me for two further meals. The fishcakes were reported as being excellent and worth repeating.

This is a restaurant with a difference. They have book evenings and evenings where speakers come and present on various topics. Special wine pairing evenings are also done. It's a place to go for a good lunch or a really special evening out.

Contact Details for Junipa'sBack to top

Funny Language, English...

Your children: Are you mollycoddling or mollicating them? Big difference!

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Inert:  Back to top

  • Paws Pantry, Shop 06 in Morningview Shopping Centre – Vet retail store for dogs, cats, birds, etc. Food and accessories.
  • Biltong-R-Us in Coachman's Crossing – large variety of different flavours biltong, chilli bites, dry wors and cabanossi.
  • Glamour Shoes in Coachman's Crossing – Ladies' footwear: Stockists of shoes, handbags and luggage. Was on Ground.
  • Washoku KYO Japanese Restaurant, Shop G19 Ground level in Coachman's Crossing – Japanese Noodles, Chinese food, Starters, soups, sushi.
  • River Hawk Spur in Coachman's Crossing – Steaks, ribs, burgers, chicken, schnitzel, seafood, light meals, desserts.

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No, it's "Seekwince"...   Back to top

Julius stopped going to his ballet class due to an unfortunate sequins of events.

Civic: Upcoming Free Market Foundation Events

Wednesday, 23 May: MEDIA BRIEFING – Terence Corrigan (IRR) and Temba Nolutshungu (FMF) – "Expropriation without compensation – Betrayal of the struggle"

Expropriation without compensation (EWC) is the most ominous reversal on the road to true liberation for black South Africans since apartheid. It will deny the rights for which black South Africans fought and died. Ironically, it will be the children of those perpetrating EWC today who will be affected for the next 100 years. Yet again, black people are and will continue to be the main victims. Changing the Constitution to amend the property rights clause is not required or desirable and is dangerous in the long term. Land reform is necessary - but this is not the way to do it. Real property rights come with secure title deeds. – RSVP here ,

Wednesday, 30 May EVENING EVENT – Cecelia Kok (Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung) – "Are you free to be you?" --A talk on individual freedom and identity politics.

The world is witnessing a rise in identity politics on both ends of the political spectrum. On the right, Trump's election promise of a border wall with Mexico, his strong anti-Muslim rhetoric as well as his remarks about 'shithole' African countries reveal a deep hostility to others on the basis of certain kinds of group identity. On the left, notions such as 'the patriarchy', 'white supremacy' and 'cultural appropriation' speak to the centrality of social groups, notably race and gender. What does this mean for individual freedom? Are identity politics and individual freedom compatible? Fee: R50 per person, CASH – RSVP here.

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

Overheard near the Checkout:

"I have unbounded energy!"
"That's good, right?"
"Not really: I mean, I can't bound like I used to!"

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Newsletter Issued 23 May 2018 – Page Last Updated: 19 June 2018. – Contact us.