Originally intending to extend trading hours for the Festive Season through to 9 January 2021, Lifestyle Centre has, following the President’s address of Monday, 28 December 2020, reverted to the following minimum trading hours with immediate effect, ie. from Tuesday, 29 December 2020:

Centre Trading Hours Monday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm
The Market Retail Monday – Sunday: 8am – 5pm
The Market Eateries Monday – Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 8am – 9pm
Sunday: 8am – 8pm
Restaurants on Eat Street 11am – 10pm daily


According to Lifestyle Centre owner, Bruce Rencken, “Following the President’s address and the declaration of Lockdown Level 3 from midnight last night, together with the spike in Covid infections and the declaration of the Ilembe district as a hotspot, we have decided to cut back our trading hours to assist tenants to manage their staff complements effectively and, where possible, implement split shifts, to ensure continuity of operations and effective and safe service to our customers. All tenants are expected to trade and comply with these hours, with the exception of TOPS and Alchemy Bar, who are severely affected by the alcohol ban. Anchor tenants will trade longer hours and restaurants will continue to operate to 8pm daily, without serving alcohol, but we aim to still provide a great experience to our patrons. Live music at The Market and on Eat Street will continue, with musicians wearing masks, as per the legal requirements. For this reason, some advertised live music gigs may not be able to go ahead, while others will be changed to instrumental. Our tenants continue to be vigilant in terms of all health and safety protocol and we expect all staff and customers alike to wear masks at all times in public places.”

Anchor tenants at Lifestyle Centre are currently operating the following hours, subject to change, with a few other stores also operating longer than the minimum trading hours:

Tops at Lifestyle
7am – 7pm daily
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Woolworths Foodmarket 7am – 7pm daily
Dis-Chem Monday – Saturday: 8am – 6pm

Sunday: 9am – 5pm.

Mica Monday – Saturday: 7am – 5pm

Sunday: 9am – 5pm


An additional requirement of the adjusted level 3 regulations is for every business premises to determine the maximum number of staff and customers permitted at any one time based on social-distancing guidelines and not exceed that limit. “This maximum number has been calculated for each store within Lifestyle Centre and numbers will be monitored and managed accordingly by the individual stores,” Rencken explained.