Two years after the launch of The Market, which helped to reinvent Lifestyle Centre, the Centre Management team is in the process of implementing a number of further changes and additions to their tenant mix. Ballito can expect some great new retail and restaurant offerings in the next six weeks.
Trappers is relocating to the store next to Sportsmans Warehouse, bringing their classy new look in store layout and design to Ballito, due to open at the end of October.
Miladys, opening mid November next to Ackermans, will bolster the centre’s fashion component, adding to the mix that already incorporates a number of boutique clothing outlets. Surf brand O’Neill will open in the store previously occupied by Trappers, between Imbizo Art and Cape Union Mart, at the end of November.
A number of changes are already underway in The Market. The Tree Natural Café site is currently hoarded off, behind which a new street food offering, Hungry Donkey, is taking shape, due to open mid November. A quirky fusion of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian influences, their simple, quick and delicious street food will include wraps, kebabs and stirfries, all freshly prepared with delicious ingredients and amazing flavours. Their vegetarian offerings will include a Falafel Wrap, Veggie Kebab and Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai, and they will also serve up some interesting sides and tasty sweet treats.
The Juice Kitchen will exit and move to their new Ballito premises at The Well at the end of October, at which time this space will be redeveloped to accommodate Tree, which will reopen in early December. The core focus of Tree will remain healthy, nutritious meals, but the menu is undergoing an extensive overhaul… who says that healthy food has to be boring or tasteless? The new menu, developed in consultation with the Delish Sisters, Rebecca and Kate Lund, is colourful, vibrant and delicious, predominantly gluten free, totally refined sugar free and made from fresh, wholesome ingredients. The focus has been on the curation and delivery of really tasty, interesting and contemporary health food, which will cater not only to vegetarians, vegans and the health conscious, but to anyone looking for a tasty but healthy option. The offering will include nutritious smoothies, fresh-pressed juices, breakfasts, salads, lunches and healthy in-betweeners.
The retail component of FISH will also be redeveloped into an Oyster and Champagne Bar, offering further choice to patrons of The Market.
A few changes are also afoot on Eat Street. Alchemy Bar’s extension into the space previously occupied by Loaf Café is due to be complete by early November and will offer customers a new space in which to enjoy their craft drinks, cocktails and wine selection.
Attikos, a casual, relaxed and stylish Greek restaurant, will open at the entrance to Eat Street in the site previously occupied by Mythos at the end of November. Inspired by the Mediterranean way of life, and the pleasures of eating together, local Ballito couple Christos and Tracy Konahos will serve up authentic dishes with generous Greek hospitality in celebration of their rich culture. They will invite you to relax and share their mezze, choose a freshly prepared dish from their Souvla Coal Grill or Yiro Bar, or indulge in a traditional Greek meal from their family kitchen.
Bruce Rencken, Lifestyle Centre owner is enthusiastic about the changes. “We have been on this journey for 2 1⁄2 years now and it has been amazing how Ballito has embraced our vision, exceeding our expectations time and time again. It’s really exciting that these further changes will offer local customers and holidaymakers alike more great reasons to visit Lifestyle Centre and experience life, the Ballito way,” he said.