The R140 million Jozini Mall development will open fully let on 24 October 2013 in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal. National tenants exceed 85% of the 18,220sqm community shopping centre, with anchor tenant, Shoprite leading the 50 shop retail mix in a 3124sqm 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.
"The mall quickly attracted retailers with its unique proposition in the area. It corrects a large under-supply of retail in this community, which is severely restricted in meeting its daily shopping needs within its own town."
When it comes to household goods, a large Roots Butchery and a Liquor City complement the substantial Shoprite.
African Bank, Capitec, Nedbank and Standard Bank will provide banking facilities and FNB and ABSA banks will be represented by on site ATMs. It will also feature a Post Office, Cellkom Plus, Pep Cell, a pharmacy and Optical Inc Optometrist as well as medical facilities.
It has 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 is hair care from Top Classic Salon and Just On Cosmetics.
Tagg adds that Al's Hardware will complement the draw card of six top national furniture retailers - Joshua Doore, Bears, Ellerines, OK Furniture, Lewis, Barnetts and Electric Express.
Adding to frequent shopper appeal, it also features a line-up of fast food. Different tastes will be satisfied from Chesanyama, The Fish and Chips Company and a Steers Debonairs combination store.
The 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 its location on the main road to the CBD. Synonymous with Lake Jozini, formerly Pongolapoort Dam, it is on the main route to Mozambique and provides a gateway into Maputaland.
"Besides providing an outstanding retail offering, it is also easy to visit with 36 taxi bays, eight bus bays and over 400 parking bays," concludes Tagg.
Greater Atlantic Properties owns the R140 million Jozini Mall.