Megaplex Newsletter 2019 January: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – January 2019

Welcome to Megaplex's monthly newsletter! We alert 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
Home Tip ~ The Checkout

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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 – Get Promoted!

Woodlands Office Park Toastmasters meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 17:45 for 18:00 at Pendo Energy, 22B Woodlands Office Park, Woodmead, Sandton. No Charge.  You are welcome!  Call 082 389-3482, visit the website, or email the Club.

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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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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Shopping Centre News

We hope you had an excellent Festive Season, and that 2019 is shaping up well for you..

This month we list a number of changes in Chilli Lane Shopping Centre Sunninghill, Nicolway Bryanston, Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre, and elsewhere. Please remember that you can always e-mail us changes that you spot before we do! (Please remember to include a description of what the shop sells, and as many contact details as you can)

Junipas Restaurant in Hobart Grove had indeed closed for good, as we concluded.  It has now been replaced by a Doppio Zero.  (Shouldn't that be "Doppio One"?  There's already a Doppio Zero in Chill Lane. How confusing!)

Odd Jobs

Traffic Report: "The highway is slippery due to an oilier accident..."

Furnished Single Room to Let Now in Morningside

Cosy bedroom with private half bathroom (shower, basin, toilet). Carpeted, fully furnished and serviced. Shared kitchen, lounge, patio, garden and cats.  Secure parking. Close to shops and bus routes. Ideal for student, newly-employed, or recently separated. Call 082 389 3482, e-mail us, or click here.

New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

Advertise Economically on the Megaplex website!

Only R1000+VAT per year for a topmost banner or R500+VAT for another banner! e-mail us or call 082 389-3482. Last year our Woodmead Value Mart page had 36,324 unique visitors, Morning Glen Mall had 18,563, Woodmead Retail Park 18,153.

Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top

***** Danilo’s Ristorante Italiano, 17 Poplar Avenue, Riverclub

Want to go somewhere really different, then this is a place to visit! NO fuss Italian restaurant in Riverclub with tubs of flowers and balconies. This is a very welcoming place and lovely for lunch. We ordered Gooseberry Sauvignon Blanc and plain cold water! Food was Gamberi Zucchini and Insalata Tonno. Prawns with Zucchini and Tuna Salad in English. The prawns were wonderful as was the salad. The wine delicious. Perfect lunch to end a great morning!

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**** 011 Morningside, The Wedge, Rivonia Road, Morningside

This is part of the Baron chain of restaurants and is on the lower level of the Wedge. It has an outside balcony for summer and sunny days. Our waiter was Goodness and made sure we were well looked after. To drink, my partner had Tomato Cocktail and I had Durban Sauvignon Blanc, which was a good enjoyable wine. Been very happy with all the wines I tried in 2018. To eat, my partner had Liver and Onions and I had Calamari. Both were good. The calamari were so good that I was naughty and indulged in a slice of cheese cake!

011 also has a Sports bar, so it’s a great place to go if you are a fan!

Now that the work at the Wedge is finished, I think this plus Morningside Shops will be two of the best restaurant venues around.

Contact Details for Morningside 011 by the BaronBack to top

Funny Language, English...

Speakers continue to twist the language into new forms by blending existing idioms.  A recent coinage is, "You nailed it on the head!" This seems to be an amalgam of "You nailed it!" and "You hit the nail on the head!"

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  • Kushido Karate-Do Martial Arts in Petervale Shopping Centre – Self-defence - self-awareness - self-confidence. Okinawan style Karate. Was 1st Floor: the dojo has closed after 36 years.
  • Tshepy Boutique in Cambridge Crossing – Ladies clothes, handbags.
  • Skin PhD, Shop L49 in Nicolway Bryanston – Permanent hair reduction, photo rejuvenation, acne, pigmentation. Was Lower Level.
  • The Baron Bryanston (On Main) in Nicolway Bryanston – was No 1, The Wedge, Main Rd corner Posthouse Road.
  • Gratiea Cosmetics, Shop G58 in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Allegedly "age-defying" "natural" skin-care products based on Dead Sea salt, and other quack remedies.
  • Style Philosophy, Shop G57 in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Ladies boutique.

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Put It Back Where You Found It!   Back to top

Julius says, give credit where it is due: Herman is doing well recovering hijacked buildings –and driving them back to where the hijackers stole them from.

Interesting Events in Gauteng:

Monday 28 January, 18:45 for 19:00: Golden Gavel Advanced Toastmasters Club Meeting at Pendo Energy, 22B Woodlands Office Park, Woodmead, Sandton. Charge: R50 for substantial snacks. Details here.

Saturday 2 February, 14:00–17:00: SA Secular Society (SASS) Social Bring & Share with Discussion Topic. "Where should SASS Focus in 2019?": Morningside Manor, Sandton. Details here.

Tuesday 5 February, 17:45 for 18:00: Woodlands Office Park Toastmasters Club meeting, Pendo Energy, 22B Woodlands Office Park, Woodmead, Sandton. No Charge: Details here.

Thursday 7 February, 18:15 for 18:30: Accenture Toastmasters Club meeting, Accenture, Waterfall Corporate Campus, Waterfall Drive, Midrand. Charge: R10 for snacks: Details here.

Thursday Comedy Night, 7 Feb at 20:00–22:00, Chicago's Piano Bar Fourways, Waterford Shopping Centre, Cnr Witkoppen Road and Nerine Drive, Fourways, Sandton. R30 charge. Details here.

Saturday 9 February, 08:45 for 09:00 to 12:00: Bryanston Breakfast Toastmasters Club, Bryanston Sports Club,  Payne Road & Main Road, Bryanston. R50 charge includes breakfast. Details here.

Tuesday 12 February, 17:45 for 18:00: UWP Toastmasters Club meeting, off Sloane St, Bryanston.  Admission free.  Details here.

Saturday, 16 February,12:00-14:00: East Rand (Benoni) Secular Meetup by SASS (South African Secular Society) - Speedy secular book reviews over lunch. Details here.

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

Overheard at the Checkout:

"I need one 'Triple-A' battery!"
"I don't see any. Will three "A" batteries do?"

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Newsletter Issued 28 January 2019 – Page Last Updated: 11 February 2020. – Contact us.