The R170 million Lephalale Mall opened yesterday bringing 15,800sqm of new shopping space to the growing Limpopo town.
A statement released by the developers, Moolman Group and Uniqon, said the 15,800sqm first phase of the shopping centre opened fully let with a bouquet of 30 leading retailers. Already, plans are advanced for a second phase of Lephalale Mall, which will double the mall’s size to 32,000sqm.
Lephalale Mall is positioned to meet the growing retail needs of local consumers, driven by the clout of the local coal and power industries.
“The eager demand from retailers to take up shops in Lephalale Mall reflects the consumer potential in the community and the huge need for retail to serve this desirable market,” says Jannie Moolman of Moolman Group.
“Local shoppers are sought-after retail customers; they are hard-working, well-educated and economically influential people,” said Moolman. “Lephalale Mall now gives them a convenient way to meet their everyday shopping needs with variety and quality and, importantly, the ability to do this in their own town.”
Game, in a large 4,200sqm store, and Checkers, in an equally impressive 4,100sqm store, are both anchor tenants. These are complemented by fashion line-up from Truworths, Studio 88, Rage, Pep, Jet, Edgars Active, Mr Price Sport, Identity and Spitz. There’s also health and lifestyle shopping from Clicks, Sucro Optometrist and Mr Price Home.
Lephalale Mall features Standard Bank, Nedbank and Capitec, as well as ATMS from all these banks and ABSA and FNB. Three major cellular brands at the mall include Cell C, MTN and Vodacom. The restaurant and fast food complement includes McDonald’s, Spur, Fish and Chip Co, King Pie and Wimpy.
“Lephalale Mall is a modern high-quality shopping centre the community can enjoy and be proud of,” says Moolman. “Its boost to local retail is also advancing the local economy with sustainable economic growth with new employment opportunities. In addition, it will attract shoppers from Botswana, just 70km away,” says Moolman.