Thursday, 24 August saw the culmination of months of planning and construction, as three new big box offerings opened their doors at Ballito’s Lifestyle Centre. Dis-Chem (1 600m2), Sportsman’s Warehouse (1 400m2) and ToyZone (800m2) launched as planned to the delight of local shoppers and Centre Management alike. “These three big brands are closely aligned to our vision of providing everyday convenience and simplicity of shopping, and celebrating family and life the Ballito way,” said Lifestyle Centre co-owner, Bruce Rencken.
The centre also reopened their covered parking and revealed the new high level roof covering and newly laid non-slip tiling in the Dis-Chem and Toyzone area. A staircase and two lifts will service this area of the centre. Rencken confirmed that “The lifts will be operational by xxx”.
As the centre starts to fulfil its promise of providing a differentiated offering for the discerning Ballito shopper, the focus of Centre Management will now turn to completing the remaining components. The Eat Street area, which will offer fine dining in a family-friendly, street-scene environment, will soon be the home of Mythos, Lupa, Salsa, Catch, Mo’s Noodles, who will join the existing Beira Alta and Zaras, along with Imbizo Art, Cape Union Mart and Trappers, all of which have remained trading during the disruption. The Market promises artisanal, fresh food from a variety of local vendors, including Homegrown, Yoli’s Bakery, Taylor’s Meats, Robson’s Brewery, The Juice Kitchen, Scoop Ice Cream, Science of Coffee, The Bavarian Butchery and Delicatessen, We Are Food, Cumin & Coriander, and Olive-A-Twist, amongst others. Baby City is also set to join the ranks by the end of October 2017.
“We want Lifestyle Centre to be an authentic and convenient shopping experience, focused on food, family and well-being,” said Rencken.