Jozini Mall, the new 18,220sqm community shopping centre in North-Eastern KwaZulu-Natal, is now fully let and will open on Thursday, 24th October 2013.
National tenants who have committed exceed 85% of the area.
Anchor tenant Shoprite will lead the 50 shop retail mix in a 3,124sqm store.
Gavin Tagg of Retail Network Services, which is crafting the retail dynamics for this mall, reports that strong retailer demand has resulted in all trading opportunities in the centre swiftly being snatched up.
“Jozini Mall has quickly attracted retailers with its unique proposition in the area,” says Tagg. “It corrects a large undersupply of retail in this community, which is severely restricted in meeting its daily shopping needs within its own town.”
From everyday groceries and convenient services to fashion, furniture and fast food, Jozini Mall’s retail selection is being custom-designed to meet the needs of local shoppers.
When it comes to household goods, the substantial Shoprite is complemented by a large Roots Butchery and a Liquor City.
Bringing the everyday convenience to Jozini Mall, banking facilities will be provided by African Bank, Capitec, Nedbank and Standard Bank. FNB and ABSA banks will be represented by on site ATM’s. It will also feature a Post Office, Cellkom Plus, Pep Cell, a pharmacy and Optical Inc Optometrist as well as medical facilities.
Jozini Mall brings to town nearly 20 top fashion retailers including Fashion World, Mr Price, Mr Matata, Fashion People, Ackermans, Truworths, Identity, Jet, Edgars Active, Pep, Power Fashion Factory, Shoe Zone, Rage, John Craig, Ideals and Express Stores. Adding to its appeal for the well groomed is hair care from Top Classic Salon and Just On Cosmetics.
Tagg adds that the drawcard of six top national furniture retailers – Joshua Doore, Bears, Ellerines, OK Furniture, Lewis, Barnetts and Electric Express – will be complemented by Al’s Hardware.
Adding to frequent shopper appeal, Jozini Mall also features a tempting line-up of fast food. Different tastes will be satisfied from Chesanyama, The Fish and Chips Company and a Steers Debonairs combination store.
Tagg says: “The eager demand from retailers to trade from Jozini Mall reflects the consumer potential in this community.”
Jozini Mall’s market includes 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.
It is also ideally positioned to benefit from Jozini’s unique location. Synonymous with Lake Jozini, formerly Pongolapoort Dam, it is on the main route to Mozambique and provides a gateway into Maputaland.
Jozini Mall is on the main road to the Jozini CBD, in one of the most densely populated residential areas of the region and near the town centre. This excellent position and visibility heighten its attraction to both shops and shoppers.
“Besides providing an outstanding retail offering, Jozini Mall is also easy to visit with 36 taxi bays, eight bus bays and over 400 parking bays,” says Tagg.
The R140 million Jozini Mall is owned and developed by Greater Atlantic Properties (Pty) Ltd.