04 Dec 2012
When the first large one-stop retail centre opens in Jozini in North-Eastern KwaZulu-Natal, retail-starved local consumers will enjoy more than comprehensive and convenient shopping. Jozini Mall, which opens in September 2013, will also forge a long-awaited fashion boost for the area.
The 17 000 square metre Jozini Mall corrects a large undersupply of retail in this community, which is severely restricted in meeting its daily shopping needs within its own town.
Jozini Mall will comprise 45 shops – anchored by a 3 000 square metre Shoprite, matched with a relevant mix of retailers including convenience, furniture and fast food - supported by over 400 parking bays, 36 taxi bays and eight bus bays.
It also brings to town over a dozen of South Africa’s leading fashion retailers, finally meeting the needs of fashion-forward shoppers from this fashion-famished community.
Introducing an exciting array of brands and ranges, Jozini Mall’s line-up of fashion retailers include Truworths, Identity, Jet, Edgars Active, Pep, Power Fashion and Rage.
Jozini Mall’s on-trend fashion variety caters for a bouquet of styles and budgets.
National furniture retailers at the mall include Joshua Doore, Ellerines, OK Furniture, Lewis and Barnetts.
The eager demand from retailers to take up shops in Jozini Mall reflects the consumer potential in the community and both Standard Bank and Capitec have seized the opportunity to expand their business and have committed to the mall.
Greater Atlantic Properties (Pty) Ltd is owner and developer of the new R140 million mall.
Retail Network Services is crafting the retail dynamics for this project, which will benefit a worthy market of over 42 000 households in its primary and secondary catchment area.
Nearly 106 000 people live in the primary catchment area and around 135 000 people stay in the secondary market zone.
Gavin Tagg of Retail Network Services explains this small town plays a big role in the region.
Synonymous with Lake Jozini, formerly Pongolapoort Dam, it is on the main route to Mozambique and provides a gateway into Maputaland.
However, Jozini CBD faces space limits and hasn’t been able to expand with the town’s growing population. There’s little retail choice and limited national retail in Jozini CBD.
Jozini Mall is on the main road to the Jozini CBD, about two and a half kilometres from the town centre, next to a housing development in one of the most densely populated areas of the region.
This ideal position and visibility heighten its attraction to both shops and shoppers.
“Jozini Mall is an excellent opportunity for a shopping centre development that truly connects this community with desirable, modern retail,” says Tagg.
Retail Network Services, which is leasing Jozini Mall, is a full-service specialist retail leasing and development company. Retail Network Services has an excellence record of successes to its name, including Pan Africa Shopping Centre in Alexandra, Hemingways Mall in East London, Tsakane Mall in Springs, Jabulani Mall and Protea Glen Shopping Centre in Soweto to its name.
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