Selwyn Bentel, Director of Bentel Group, centre, at the opening of the new R330 million Carletonville Mall, with his brother Bentel Group Director, Aubrey Bentel, right; and, Rene Blankers, Portfolio Manager at Bentel Group, left.
Carletonville Mall – the new R330 million 26,000sqm shopping destination in the famous gold-mining town on Gauteng’s West Rand opened its doors on Thursday, 29 October 2015, to the delight of thousands of shoppers and visitors.
Developed by Bentel Group, the mall brings top quality shopping under one roof to serve not only the Carletonville community, but the neighbouring township of Khutsong and a regional market that includes Westonaria, Fochville and people travelling to Potchefstroom.
Mayor of the Merafong City Local Municipality, Mogale-Letsie, and directors of Bentel Group officially opened Carletonville Mall, ahead of the month-end weekend and in time for the December holidays. Festivities continued into the weekend with a carnival and other activities.
“Carletonville Mall is a landmark development for us and we are thrilled to open the mall, which the community can be proud of. With more than 80 retail stores, eateries and service outlets, Carletonville Mall will offer the best shopping variety and experience in the area,” says Selwyn Bentel, Director of Bentel Group.
He adds: “This major development has not only created much needed jobs, but will see spend being retained in Carletonville, with locals not having to travel out of town or to multiple retail stores to fulfil their shopping needs. Carletonville Mall has been designed with the shopper in mind, with ample parking, three entrances and an easy-to-negotiate layout. All this will make shopping at the mall a convenient and pleasurable experience.”
The mall is on a prime site in gold-rich Carletonville on Station Road, which has direct access to the R501 primary provincial road to Potchefstroom in North West Province. With a new railway bridge, road interchange and pedestrian access bridge being built near the new Carletonville Mall, access to the centre for shoppers will be significantly improved and travel time reduced. A new road – the extension to Grundling Street – has been constructed linking to the mall and giving easy vehicle access to the suburbs of Carletonville.
Anchor tenants at the mall include Pick n Pay, Choppies Supermarket, Woolworths and Cashbuild. Further national tenants include Truworths, Clicks, Identity, Exact, Mr Price, Sportscene, PEP, Ackermans, Tekkie Town, Rage, The Crazy Store, Jam Clothing, Studio 88, Ideals, Tiger Wheel and Tyre, Lewis Furnishers and Joshua Doore, amongst others. Roots Butchery and Liquor City have also established a strong presence at the mall, while eateries and fast food outlets include Mochachos, Captain DoRegos, Chesanyama and many more. ABSA and Capitec will provide full banking services complimented by a multitude of ATMS by other banks.
Bentel comments: “Carletonville’s current retail offering is widely spread through the CBD. The new mall provides a centralized and convenient shopping experience for all and increases the variety and quality of shopping for the region.”
Bentel Group, based in East Rand, is one of Gauteng’s leading privately-owned property investment and development companies. Carletonville Mall is just one of the commercial property projects by Bentel Group. There are several other developments underway or on the drawing board for the group.
The group is led by the Bentel brothers, Selwyn and Aubrey, who have a number of well-known developments behind their name such as East Rand Retail Park in Boksburg, Retail Crossing on the West Rand, and the Dis-Chem Head Office and Distribution Centre in Midrand.