Megaplex Newsletter 2018 September: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – September 2018

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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

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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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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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Shopping Centre News

We hadn't visited the Sunninghill centres for a while, so there were a lot of changes to record –see below. One wonders whether people are specialising too much when there is a hair salon just for blondes, such as now exists in Sunhill Shopping Centre in the north. In that centre, we also found an interesting seafood shop, a delicious-looking cake shop, and a church group that asks you to leave your clothes at the door!

Still in Sunninghill, The Square and The Core have a few changes, most notably Room 22 nightclub in the former, and Buon Umore Restaurant replacing Zio G Craft in the latter.   Sunninghill Village probably has the most changes, with a Crazy Store replacing the hardware shop, and the loss of the Quack & Moo Clubhouse (an indoor play area for children, now empty) and the specialised bra shop.

There are also several changes in Nicolway Bryanston.

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  • Bristles Unisex Hair Salon has moved from Wendywood Shopping Centre to Shop 04 in Morningview Shopping Centre – Ladies', gents', and kids hairdresser and stylist. Hair extensions, chocolate Brazilian hair straightener.
  • The Bank It has moved from Rivonia Junction to Morningview Shopping Centre – Gold and Diamond Exchange: They buy gold, diamonds, watches, broken jewellery, cars, trucks, boats and bikes. Loans made.
  • CycleFO - Cycling Factory Outlet has moved from Petervale Shopping Centre to near the Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre – Bicycle shop.
  • Eloize Mellet Physiotherapists Sunninghill moved from The Square Sunninghill to The Core Sunninghill – Treat back & neck pain; orthopaedic rehabilitation; sports injuries; chest & sinus infections; headaches; muscle strains.
  • Lifeforce Fitness in Morningside Area Shops – Personal fitness training and nutrition by Martin Bernstein. Centre Road, Morningside.
  • The Crazy Store, Ground in Rivonia Village – Now open: Specialized items and gifts. Reading glasses, Sunglasses, novels, birthday cards. Party things, bathroom, sewing, picture frames, baby range, candles. Dog and cat toys, gardening, braai, hardware, kitchen. Plasticware, sweets, glassware.
  • Levingers – Woodmead, Shop 07A, South Wing in Woodmead Retail Park – Dry Cleaning, Laundry, Tailor, Mending, Cobbler, Shoe Repairs, Carpet Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Leather Care, Leather Dyeing.
  • Adega Express, Ground in Rivonia Village – Fast food version of the famous Adega chain, opened August 2018. Pregos, burgers, wraps, pizza, pasta, salads, platters, full meals.
  • Mi-Bella Beauty, Shop 27, Lower Level in Morning Glen Mall – Nails, Facials, Manicure, Pedicure, wax, tinting, lash extensions, massage, Gelish. Acrylic tips. Make up. Formerly Perfect 10 Morning Glen, now de-franchised.
  • Levingers Dry Clean & Shoe Clinic, Lower Level in The Wedge, Morningside – Dry Cleaners, laundry. Shoe repairs, leather care & repair, clothing dying, alterations.
  • Macanudo, Ground in Wendywood Shopping Centre – African restaurant, cocktail and cigar lounge. Afro Cuisine and grill, lunch and dinner. Noise generator annoying the neighbours.
  • Manto’s Café, Shop 02, Ground in Morningview Shopping Centre – Mediterranean Coffee Shop: Pasta, pizza, Panini, salads, burgers.
  • Four Sisters, Shop 06, Ground in Wendywood Shopping Centre – Cake and gift shop.
  • PND Academy of Learning, 1st Floor in Wendywood Shopping Centre – Skills development facilitation, ETD consulting, accreditation support, learnership project management, RPL academy, events management..
  • Tammy Taylor Nails, Shop 12, Ground in Petervale Shopping Centre – Nail Salon.
  • Azaura Jewellery, Shop L11, Lower Level in Nicolway Bryanston – Signature silver jewellery: bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings.
  • Getting a Deal, Shop LM52, Mezzanine in Nicolway Bryanston – showroom for online store that specializes in furniture, home appliances and consumer electronics.
  • Hermanna Rush, Shop U15, Upper Level in Nicolway Bryanston – Fashion, bags and Accessories, Original Ladies' Clothing that embodies the style philosophy of French women while remaining true to our South African context.
  • Rugs Original, Shop L20, Lower Level in Nicolway Bryanston – Large stockist of Persian, Oriental and modern Belgian carpets and rugs.
  • Sorbet Man, Shop L32, Lower Level in Nicolway Bryanston.
  • Autum, Shop 07 in Petervale Shopping Centre – care for your hair, naturally: local hair care brands and accessories.
  • Petervale Men's Barbershop, Shop 05B, Ground in Petervale Shopping Centre – Hair cut, shave, style, full steam facial, tint/dye, wash/shampoo, head/shoulder massage.
  • DeLé Beauty, Shop 04, Ground in Petervale Shopping Centre – Ladies Beauty Salon.
  • Buon Umore, Shop 02, Ground in The Core Sunninghill – Italian Restaurant and Catering. Italian, Mediterranean, Portuguese cuisine. Pizza, pasta, burgers. Functions.
  • Durban Seafoods, Shop 04 in Sunhill Shopping Centre – Fish, prawns, crabs, calamari, seafood delicacies.
  • Bella Anima Restaurant, Shop 06, Ground in Sunhill Shopping Centre – 100% Vegetarian. Licensed.
  • Cutting Cake, Shop 13 in Sunhill Shopping Centre – pastries, cakes and cupcakes, wedding cakes, pastries and gourmet cuisine. Catering from large celebrations to private and intimate dinner parties.
  • Beautiful Chaos Blonde Hair Artistry, Shop 15C in Sunhill Shopping Centre – hair salon for blondes (and aspirant blondes!) only.
  • Athania's, Shop G03, Ground in Sunninghill Village – Ladies' and Gents' clothing in adjacent shops.
  • The Crazy Store, North Wing in Sunninghill Village – Specialized items and gifts.
  • Sheer Opulence, Shop G33, North Wing in Sunninghill Village – Simply elegant ladies boutique.
  • Escapology, Shop G32, North Wing in Sunninghill Village – Health and Skin Institute: Facials, peels, pedicure, manicure, massage, waxing, nails, threading, hair removal.
  • Boxman Sunninghill, Shop LL09, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Boxes for everything! Moving boxes, storage and filing boxes, bicycle boxes, wine boxes. Packaging material.
  • Diamond Touch Manufacturing Jewellers, Shop LL19, Basement in Sunninghill Village – Redesigning and remodelling, repairs, ear piercing, restringing, engraving, batteries and watch repairs, jewellery cleaning, precious stones, valuation certificates, buy old gold.
  • Kids in Business / Teens in Business / SA Training & Business Dev Academy, Shop UG09, Upper Level in Sunninghill Village – Developing young business minds. Training for businesses to be fully compliant for tenders.
  • Sunninghill Community Office, Upper Level in Sunninghill Village – Office hours Monday–Friday 08;00–13:00.
  • Aesthetic Physician, Upper Level in Sunninghill Village.
  • Rivonia Thai Massage – Thai therapeutic massage. Moved from Early Dawn Mall to Cnr 7th & Harry Galaun Roads, Halfway Gardens, 074 815 0777 |

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Restaurant Reviews by Judith Back to top

**** Adega Express, Rivonia Village, Rivonia Boulevard

This has only recently opened and I was so happy to meet two of my old friends from Nino's who are managers here! Frederic, the owner, expects to have his liquor licence soon. Please note, rather buy wine from the bottle store or Woolworths, as Pizza Luna are charging for 3 glasses of wine when you buy a bottle. I ordered calamari and my partner hake and chips. Both dishes are fairly priced. The hake was declared excellent and certainly looked it. The chips revisited the kitchen as usual. The sauce with the calamari was beautiful and I would have loved more!

Alicia, our waitress, is a newbie and I wish her all success. This is a place worth visiting!

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**** The Old Rose, Petervale Shopping Centre

A real English pub place, which was the only choice as Panettone Café, the restaurant we had intended to visit, had closed down. Being a warmer evening, our drink choices were Robertson Sauvignon Blanc and Appletiser. Food was chicken livers and Scots pie with chips. Usual story with the chips! Service was a bit inattentive but if you love English pub food cooked properly, it is a place to go.

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  • Patachou Patisserie, Shop GF44A in Rivonia Village – Cakes and sweet treats. Sadly missed.
  • MBW Art boutique, ex-shop L20 in Nicolway Bryanston – Pictures, art and framing. Gifts, ornaments, mirrors, clocks. Still open in Pretoria: MBW Art, Shop No 5, Lynnwood Bridge Lifestyle Centre, Lynnwood and Daventry Road, Lynnwood, Pretoria, Also two installations at Hartbeespoort Dam: 1) Zhoosch, French Toast, Harties, 2) Die Ou Pastorie Restaurant, Skeerport, Harties.
  • The Cleaning Brothers, Shop 07A in Woodmead Retail Park – Dry Cleaning. Tailoring. Shoes. Was South Wing.
  • VIP Dry Cleaners (Kiosk 1) in The Wedge, Morningside.
  • Winnie's Soul & Jazz Restaurant in Wendywood Shopping Centre – Music and food! Prices were on the high side, probably to pay for the entertainment.
  • Europa Café Morningside, Shop 02 in Morningview Shopping Centre – Mediterranean Coffee Shop: Pasta, pizza, Panini, salads, burgers. Changed to Manto's (see above).
  • Panettone Café Bryanston, Shop 12 in Petervale Shopping Centre – Restaurant and take-away, now taken away.
  • Engel & Volkers, Shop L30 in Nicolway Bryanston – Real estate agent for Luxury Properties in South Africa.
  • iCook, Shop L41 in Nicolway Bryanston – Coffee shop, funky kitchenware and cutlery.
  • Kids Emporium, Shop U19 in Nicolway Bryanston – Maternity, Nursery furniture, Children's Furniture, Travel Systems, Children's Wear, Gifts, Décor and Essentials.
  • Loumod, Shop U07 in Nicolway Bryanston – Exclusive ladies' and men's shoes, handbags and belts.
  • NY Junction Clothing Co, Shop U15 in Nicolway Bryanston – Brands.
  • Oil & Vinegar, Shop L18 in Nicolway Bryanston – Bottled olives, sauces, jams, herbal mix for pasta sauce, flavoured oils and vinegars.
  • Simply French, Shop L11 in Nicolway Bryanston – Speciality & Gifts.
  • The Security Store, Shop L46 in Nicolway Bryanston – Safes, alarms, and other security products.
  • Body Vibe – Functional fitness. Was off the inner parking, through the archway under the ramp in G5 Euro Centre, 363 Rivonia Boulevard, in Rivonia North Shops.
  • Mi Power, Shop G02 in Rivonia Junction – LED lighting, standby power applications: Solar power, diesel and petrol generators.
  • Gienius Smart Store, Shop G6 in Rivonia Junction – Repairs to iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nokia, Blackberry and Sony phones, tablets. Accessories. Gaming consoles. Hi-tech gadgets.
  • Skin Esteem, Shop 7 in Petervale Shopping Centre – Aesthetic cosmetics and permanent make-up, scar treatments, waxing, eyelash extensions, piercing, tattoo removal.
  • Lisianna Fashions, Shop LG10 in The Square Sunninghill – Beautiful ladies' clothing: Quality at affordable prices.
  • Kauai in The Core Sunninghill – Healthy Fast Food. Juice Restaurant & Coffee Shop. Wraps, Salads, Sandwiches, Freshly Squeezed Juice.
  • Zio G Craft, Shop 02 in The Core Sunninghill – Italian Restaurant and Gastropub. Replaced by Buon Umore.
  • A2Z Food World in Sunhill Shopping Centre – Indian spices, rice, flour bread, veg, fruit, snacks, long life milk, cigarettes, ice cream, frozen food, cold drinks, more.
  • The Laughing Buddah, Shop G09 in Sunninghill Village – Contemporary cuisine. Quality food at affordable prices.
  • The Hanger, Shop G03 in Sunninghill Village – Ladies' and Gents' clothing in adjacent shops.
  • DIY Depot in Sunninghill Village – All essential hardware: Paint, glue, fastenings, wheelbarrows, home and garden tools, basic keys, gas refills, fans, heaters, pool items, gadgets, and DIY advice.
  • Simply Gorgeous, Shop G33 in Sunninghill Village – Lingerie: Regular and larger sizes: S–6XL. Fantasy Wear. Pity they lied about accepting returns.
  • Quack & Moo Clubhouse, Shop G44 in Sunninghill Village – Kids' indoor play venue with Café. Leave the children here while you shop.
  • Tazkia Skin, Body & Nails, Shop G45 in Sunninghill Village – Skin, body and nails.
  • Moo & Phry TV, Shop LL04 in Sunninghill Village – DStv installations and repairs.
  • SBR Sport, Shop UG10 in Sunninghill Village – Specialist swim, bike, run shop. Bike repairs and maintenance. Master bike fit studio. Shoe fit and pronation evaluation. Leg and knee assessment for athletes.

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