Megaplex Newsletter 2019 December: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – December 2019

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

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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 on Top Centre
The Core

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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

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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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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

If you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, ChriFSMas, Yule, Holidays, International Mountain Day, the Solstice, the Festive Season, Kwanzaa, Hogmanay, the New Year, or Tweede Nuwejaar: Have a Great Time, and stay safe!

Fire! Fire!

The Mutual Mews shopping centre is (or was!) located in Rivonia between Rivonia Road and Rivonia Boulevard.  It is between Early Dawn Mall and the Shell garage, opposite the Rivonia Village shopping centre.

In the afternoon of Saturday 30 November, most of Mutual Mews was gutted in a fire.

The blaze started with a gas explosion in the kitchen of Istanbul Kebab Shawarma around 14:00.  When we arrived on site around 14:10, the roof of Boulevard Cellars next door was ablaze.  Emergency services from the now-ANC-controlled Joburg Metro were tardy.  The first fire engine only arrived from the direction of the highway about 14:40.  By that time the inferno was uncontrollable.  The fire spread through the roof space.  All shops were burnt out except Tiger Wheel & Tyre.  That was undamaged but is also closed: They have no water or electricity.

Boulevard Cellars was particularly hard hit.  They were preparing to move to 777 Rivonia Road, corner 7th Avenue (next to Nandos), but all their stock was still in the shop and was destroyed.

This is the status of the shops now:

  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre may reopen end January 2020. Use the Woodmead, Midrand, Sunninghill, or Sandton branches in the meanwhile.
  • Key Boutique is operating mobile-only for now, see phone and email.
  • Blades Unisex Hairdressers: Tina & Kim are now at Bryanston Hair Studio, Petervale. Joan has retired.
  • Star Hair & Beauty Salon moved to Shop FF13, Rivonia Oriental City.
  • Jabu Stone Salon, Beverley Johnson Hair S.A. and Beverley Johnson Salon have moved to 3, 7th Ave, next to Chicken Licken.
  • Boulevard Cellars Bottle Store will reopen at 777 Rivonia Road (entrance in 7th Avenue), probably end Jan or Feb 2020.
  • Istanbul Kebab Shawarma restaurant is closed until further notice. The Fordsburg branch is open.

Odd Jobs

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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • Guitar Lessons (Suite 118), First Floor in Cramerview Village – Guitar lessons in studio. Free first lesson.
  • Leverage Tax Services (Suite 117), First Floor in Cramerview Village – Tax Practitioners and Accountants: Tax, Accounting, Audit.
  • Jet Set Car Wash Valet Centre & Trailer Hire in the back car park in Cramerview Village – Open every day.
  • Physio Dynamix, Shop 33 on the back car park in Cramerview Village – Physiotherapy. Education, postnatal care, corporate health, sports injuries, spinal health.
  • Adjustability: Justin Jeffery Biokineticists, Shop 33 on the back car park in Cramerview Village – health promotion, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation, by means of scientifically-based physical activity programme prescription.
  • Paceline on the back car park in Cramerview Village – Gym and performance centre. Personal Trainer..
  • Adjustability: Caitlin Tracey Biokineticists on the back car park in Cramerview Village – Neurological, Sports, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Wellness.
  • Mindful Eating on the back car park in Cramerview Village – Dietician Consultancy.
  • Agua e Vida, Shop 03, Ground in Cambridge Crossing – Sellers of alkaline mineral water and religion. Water dispensers and bottles. Opened 1 November 2019.
  • General Practitioner, Shop 02, Ground in Cambridge Crossing – In Advance Medical Centre. MB B Ch (Wits) MBA. Practice No 1444212.
  • Specialist Surgeon, Shop 02, Ground in Cambridge Crossing – In Advance Medical Centre. Varicose vein treatment. Chronic leg ulcers. Gastroscopy. Colonoscopy. Other surgical procedures.
  • Al Noor Halaal Butchery and Indian Spices, Shop U05, Ground in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – Amina's sauce and marinades, shans, spicemate, Cape recipe sauces, basmati rice. Take-aways: Chicken Tikka, wors roll, hot dog, chips, gelato ice cream.
  • Kelvin Printers and Stationery, Shop L02, Lower Level in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – Flyers, business cards, graphic design, vinyl, banners: x-banner, budget roller, executive, telescopic. Gazebos.
  • Thandi Hair & Beauty, Shop L03B, Lower Level in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – hair cutting and styling, relaxers, plaiting, weaving, braids, cornrows and other hair styles.
  • Law24, Shop L09, Lower Level in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – "Legal insight, trusted advice." However, they seem to be in real estate, not law.
  • Ace Registration & Consultancy, Lower Level in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – Vehicle Licensing, Change of Ownership, Duplicate NATIS, Clearance, Number Plates, Renewals & Traffic Enquiries.
  • SDP Professionals, Shop L08C, Lower Level in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – Community Health Work Course, Palliative Care, Home Based Care, Care of The Aged: A 12-month course. 30% Theory and 70% Practical.
  • ISSD - International School of Skills Development, Shop L09C, Lower Level in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – Information Technology Training: Microsoft Office, A+ and N+, ITIL Management, Customer Service and Management. Computer and Security Guard Training.
  • The Pantry, Shop U11, Ground in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – Bakery, coffee, deli. Breads, rolls, cakes, biscuits. Cordials, samoosas, pies, meat, pizza, sweets, ice-cream.
  • Andiccio24 Rivonia, Shop G11, Ground in Rivonia Junction – Create your own pizza from a selection of bases, extra cheese, toppings, and herbs, all priced individually.
  • Dosa Hut near Thatchers Corner, Bryanston – Authentic South Indian restaurant.
  • Dany Cosmetics, Shop FF08, 1st Floor in Rivonia Village – Nails & Manicure. Beauty Eyelashes. Waxing. Hair Styling. Dany Cosmetics. Mon–Sat 09:00–17:00, Sun 09:00–15:00.
  • Angelic Organics in Thatchers Corner, Bryanston.
  • TK Kitchens in Thatchers Corner, Bryanston – An extensive and diverse range, of kitchen styles, which are distinctive, functional and of superior quality and design.
  • Hycraft Décor in Thatchers Corner, Bryanston.
  • CrackerJack Cellular Repairs in Thatchers Corner, Bryanston.
  • Upholsterer in Thatchers Corner, Bryanston.
  • Superb Cleaning Services in Thatchers Corner, Bryanston – Office cleaning, Event cleaning, Carpet cleaning and many more. Also commercial laundry for Hotels, guest houses, hospitals, restaurants.
  • The Art of More in Thatchers Corner, Bryanston – Buy gold and jewellery, Kruger Rands, art, vintage cars, and more.

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Restaurant Reviews by Judith Back to top

**** Lanser's on Main, Naturally Yours Wellness Centre, Main Road, Bryanston

Appletiser and Ken Forrester Petit Cabernet Sauvignon were chosen for drinks. Mussels beautifully prepared and a Hawaiian pizza were eaten. Cosmos gave wonderful service. Worth a visit

Contact Details for Lanser's on MainBack to top

***** Taste of India Rivonia, Early Dawn Mall, Rivonia Boulevard

This visit was long overdue. Thabis was a great waiter and she made sure that I kept my handbag away from easy access through the window. Mango Lassi was ordered - this is a great refreshing drink. Tall Horse Sauvignon Blanc was also ordered. We shared a Vegetarian Biryani. This was delicious and lasted for another meal at home.

Good portions, if too much for elderly customers, and excellent service make this a go-to restaurant.

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Funny Language, English...

"Do really want that garment? It's a dreadfully pedestrian colour."

"Good. Then it won't run."

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  • Sankayi in 90° on Rivonia – Upstairs Night club & venue for functions. African and urban entertainment. Two bars, a lounge and VIP areas.
  • Portable Shades of Beauty, Shop 15 in 90° on Rivonia – Upstairs Hair and Beauty Salon. Open every day.
  • Zip Boutique, Shop U01 in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – Mostly ladies' clothing.
  • Chesa Nyama, Shop U05 in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – Serving the best matured A-grade meats, flamed-grilled the traditional way. Burgers, wors & Russians, braai cuts, ribs, combos, chicken, salads, breakfast.
  • J5 Collection, Shop L02 in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – New ladies' boutique - reluctant to give details.
  • Final Touch Hair Salon, Shop L13 in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – hair cutting and styling, relaxers, pomade & s. curl, tweeze, plaiting, weaving, braids, cornrows and all hair styles you need to plait.
  • The Link, Shop L09 in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – In the passage. Internet & printing café: Internet, printing, faxing, laminating, typing, graphic design, computer repair & upgrade, website development, networking.
  • Kelvin Net IT Solution, Shop L06 in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – Internet café, computer sale, laptop sale, IT consultancy, web design, online reputation management, copy / print / scan / fax.
  • Kwantu African Cuisine, Shop U12B in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – From the Pot: Lamb stew, beef stew, tripe, cow head, sheep head, trotters, giblets. Grills: Chuck, boerewors, liver, T-bone, lamb, pork. Rice, pap, samp & beans, dombolo. Boerewors rolls, chips, salads, chakalaka, achar.
  • Akhalz Fast Foods, Shop U08B in Kelvin Village Shopping Centre – Rolls, toasted sandwiches, fries, burgers, platters, roti, AK Special roll, kiddies meals, boxes, pizza,.
  • Executive High Class Car Wash in Rivonia Junction – In the basement parking. They wash your car and pray for it at the same time. The car wash works, the prayers probably not.
  • Dominos Pizza Rivonia, Shop G11 in Rivonia Junction – Wide variety of pizzas: Three choices of bases, many standard pizzas or design your own; drinks and dips. Free delivery in 30 minutes.

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Our Anniversary!

With the November edition of "Shopping in Sandton" last month, we celebrated ten years continuous production of this newsletter.  Happy Birthday to us!

Overheard at the Checkout (a while ago)

"Who do you favour as DA Interim Leader?"

"I'm rooting for Bonginkosi Madikizela"

"You think he's the best person for the job?"

"Not necessarily. But I want to see the fun that overseas commentators have with his name!"

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Newsletter Issued 29 December 2019 – Page Last Updated: 11 February 2020. – Contact us.