An entire block of a Sea Point retail space will be dedicated to a new, seven-day food and product market in the ever-evolving Regent Road. The Mojo Market, set to launch mid April 2017, is so named because it has been conceived and developed by the trio (Graeme Robinson, Tara Lerner and Robbie Lessem) who created and own the Mojo Hotel, which is above the market.
Mojo market is a hybrid and eclectic mix of 45 designer retail stalls, 20 food vendors, two bars, a daily fresh goods market, a live entertainment stage and a wellness zone. In addition to the permanent vendors, there will also be a diverse weekly market.
With sea views over the Pavilion Pools and the promenade, Mojo Market promises a globally infused food offering from every continent. Traders such as Manga Sushi, Kubu African, Sha Sha Wama, The Mussle Monger, Argies Argentinian Grill, Hokey Poke, What The Fish, Krockette and San-Julian Mexican have already signed up for stalls.
Cape Point Bakery will be baking on site, fresh health juices and salad will be served by Beet Box. In a first for the Atlantic Seaboard, iconic American ice-cream brand Baskin-Robins will be opening shop at the market too. The Mojo Coffee Collective will showcase the very best of Cape Town’s artisanal roasters including Deluxe, Baseline, Hazz, Truth, Origin, Za Cafe and their very own Mojo Blend, which will be roasted on site.
The retail offering focuses largely on local and international producers who are creating fresh, contemporary wares from clothing to gifts, jewellery and homeware. Confirmed vendors include Flock Clothing, Sexy Bum Bikinis, Shika Clothing, Natasha Collins Jewellery, Henna Art & Beauty, Afrikanus/XYZero, Just a Rumour Jewellery, Totecraft, Vanilla Tree Clothing, Natasha Wood & Lulipulani, Modern and Tribal, Kwaai Gallery, Janet Dobie Womanswear and many more. Kelly Red, of Red Rum fame, will offer a creative hair salon for woman and unveil a new barber experience for men called Blades and Bones.
Retailers will trade from 9am – 9pm daily. Food vendors will be serving delicious meals until 10pm and the bars will stay open until 11pm. Some passionate foodies will trade 24 hours which will be a welcomed addition for hungry night owls and carefree holidaymakers.
Says Robinson, “We are looking forward to the energy that these dedicated and creative entrepreneurs will bring to the area. All our Mojo businesses celebrate casual lifestyle but we also demand a high standard when it comes to product and service and the Mojo Market will be no different. This will be an environment where visitors and locals are guaranteed a unique and diverse experience.”
Spanning 1700 square meters on a site that was an OK Bazaars in the 1950s, the Market is being designed by Indigo Fusion and Jade and Ginja who also created the fresh, clean look of the Mojo Hotel.
Mojo Market has been inspired by street and city markets across the world. Says Lessem, “We envisioned a diverse and interesting retail space that will reflect the colourful vibrancy of Sea Point life. We’ve opened up the ocean views and pulled elements of the surrounding art deco architecture into a bright, open community space.”
Traders positioned close to the street will also face outwards onto the pavement, creating ‘retail theatre’ for passers-by. Mojo Market is on Regent Street Sea Point, between Church and Clarens Roads.