Megaplex Newsletter 2020 February: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – February 2020

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

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KRAV MAGA Instructors:
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Monday & Thursday nights, Saturday Afternoons,
at the Serbian Church Hall.
14 Tana Road, Sunninghill.

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

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Update on the Mutual Mews Fire

The little Mutual Mews shopping centre is located in Rivonia between Rivonia Road and Rivonia Boulevard.  It is between Early Dawn Mall and the Shell garage, opposite the larger Rivonia Village shopping centre. As we mentioned in our December 2019 issue, most of Mutual Mews was gutted in a fire in the afternoon of Saturday 30 November. Only Tiger Wheel & Tyre was not burnt out.  They have now reopened.

Boulevard Cellars lost the shop and all their stock.  They are busy stocking their new premises at 777 Rivonia Road, corner 7th Avenue (next to Nandos), and will open shortly.  The status of the other shops is still as reported in December.  We've revised our entries for 777 Rivonia Road and Seventh Avenue, Rivonia.

Odd Jobs

Do not ask your artist spouse to "draw the curtains". They might get their sketchpad out...

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New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • Boulevard Cellars, 777 Rivonia Road in Rivonia Area Shops – Probably reopening March 2020 after the Mutual Mews fire: Extensive Bottle Store for your alcoholic needs (and your alcoholic's needs).
  • Supa Quick Service Centre has become Tyres & More, Shop 45/47, Upper Level in Morning Glen Mall – Car batteries, new tyres, tyre repairs, wheel balancing and alignment, tow-bars, shock-absorbers.
  • Chow To Go, Ground in Morningview Shopping Centre – Vietnamese & Chinese restaurant: Tapas, Dim Sum, pork, beef, prawn, seafood, duck, chicken. Noodles, rice, wrap, desserts.
  • Moms and Kids Salon, Rivonia Road 777 in Rivonia Area Shops – "Hair care with a heart" above Nando's. Ethnic hairdresser.
  • Mille Salon, Rivonia Road 777 in Rivonia Area Shops – Hair Studio Specialising in Natural Hair Care, Braids, Faux Locs, Wigs and Weaves. Above Nando's. Book an appointment: @millehairstudio.
  • Matt Concept Touch @ Hair By Propaganda, Rivonia 7th Avenue in Rivonia Area Shops – Matt.t.Concept. Cutting. Colouring. Dreadlocks. Upstairs at 3, 7th Avenue, Rivonia.
  • Best Price Supermarket, Shop 1, Rivonia 7th Avenue in Rivonia Area Shops – 4, 7th Ave Edenburg, Sandton. Wide variety of Chinese groceries and traditional Chinese medicine..
  • BuXS Financials, First Floor in The Colony, Craighall – Bookkeeping, accounting, PAYE, VAT, tax.
  • Rivonia Auto Expert - Bosch Service, Shop 2, Rivonia 7th Avenue in Rivonia Area Shops – 3, 7th Avenue, Rivonia. Vehicle Service and Maintenance: Lubrication, Service, Vehicle Diagnostics, Brakes, Clutch, Shock Absorbers, Battery, Suspension, CV-Joints, Engine, Gearbox Overhauls.
  • Dr Alain Sanua, MD Belgium, Shop S203, First Floor in The Colony, Craighall – General Practitioner, Homeopath, Acupuncturist.

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Restaurant Reviews by Judith Back to top

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

Quick meal at one of our favourite places, but it was not their best day. Charity gave good service but the fish and chips were not their usual standard.

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**** Ocean Basket Rivonia, Rivonia Village, Rivonia

Now licensed! We had their Dry White wine and Hot Chocolate, plus Famous Fish and chips and Whitebait with Calamari. The latter I found somewhat dry, however my partner was happy with his fish and chips. Good service from Metilia. This is definitely a family restaurant and worth a visit.

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Funny Language, English...

“I resemble that incineration!”

"Do you mean that you 'resent that insinuation'?"

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Interesting Events in Gauteng:

Saturday 29 February, all day at selected shopping centres, and Sunday, 1st March (only some venues): 17th CANSA Shavathon in aid of cancer survivors. At Killarney Mall, Melrose Arch, Norwood Mall, and other centres.

Saturday 29 February, 11:30: Ateïs Afrikaans - Pretoria: Gauteng Social 6. Details here.

Saturday 29 February, 14:00: Skeptics in the Pub - Pretoria: Social hangout. Details here.

Sunday 1 March, 09:00: Nuwe Hervorming Netwerk - Midrand: Informal talk followed by lunch: Topic - "Die risiko’s en gevare wat faktore soos onder andere besoedeling, bevolkingsaanwas en klimaatsverandering vir die oorlewing van die mens inhou". Details here.

Tuesday 3 March, 17:45 for 18:00: Woodlands Office Park Toastmasters Club meeting, Pendo Energy, 22B Woodlands Office Park, Woodmead, Sandton. No Charge: Details here.

Thursday 5 March, 18:15 for 18:30: Accenture Toastmasters Club meeting, Accenture, Waterfall Corporate Campus, Waterfall Drive, Midrand. Charge: R10 for snacks: Details here.

Saturday 7 March, 14:00–17:00: SA Secular Society (SASS) Social Tea & Share with Discussion Topic. "Where should SASS Focus in 2020?": Morningside Manor, Sandton. Details here.

Tuesday 10 March, 17:45 for 18:00: Mariswe Toastmasters Club meeting, off Sloane St, Bryanston.  Admission free.  Details here.

Saturday 14 March, 08:45 for 09:00 to 12:00: Annual Speaking Contest at Bryanston Breakfast Toastmasters Club, Bryanston Sports Club,  Payne Road & Main Road, Bryanston. R50 charge includes breakfast. Details here.

Saturday 14 March, 12:00 SASS East Rand Meetup: Potluck at Gillooly's Farm. Details here.

Overheard at the Pandora Checkout

"Our Closing-Down Sale was so successful that we decided to stay open!"

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Newsletter Issued 27 February 2020 – Page Last Updated: 27 February 2020. – Contact us.