The super-regional 76 000sqm Cradlestone Mall is set to open its doors in Mogale City on 20 November, with more than 200 stores offering unparalleled choice to local shoppers and those from further afield.
Developed by Sasol Pension Fund, Pivotal Property Fund and Retail Africa, the mall is located at the intersection of the N14/ R28 highways and busy Hendrik Potgieter Road, west of Johannesburg.
Signed-up anchor tenants include Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Checkers, Game, Dion Wired and the Edcon Group.
“Major retailers were quick to seize the opportunity,” says Andries Schaap, General Manager Investment from Sasol Pension Fund.
“The mall is positioned to attract middle to high-income shoppers from neighbouring Krugersdorp, Roodepoort and Randpark Ridge, but also from the North West province and even cross-border shoppers from Botswana.”
In addition to national retailers, Cradlestone Mall offers specialty retailers such as MBW Art West Rand and Apadana Rugs, and a diverse restaurant and fast-food component including Menchies, The Raj Express and Doppio Zero.
A Food Lover’s Market and Dis-Chem are scheduled to open early in 2014.
“With easy commute times from the northern and north-western suburbs, Cradlestone Mall has been designed to offer a range of shopping options for our consumers,” he adds.
Access and parking have been priorities for the developers, with a focus on ‘pop-in’ shopping for food and services, as well as longer shopping trips. There are 4 500 convenient parking bays.
To ensure maximum accessibility, the developers invested R60 million into widening the section of Hendrik Potgieter Road leading to the intersection, as well as upgrading the interchange at the corner of Hendrik Potgieter and the R28.
“Cradlestone Mall not only enjoys exceptional visibility from these major roads and highways, but we have worked hard to ensure the mall is easily accessible to shoppers,” says Schaap.