Middelburg Mall 95% let, well before April 2012 opening date
Middelburg Mall, poised to be Mpumalanga’s premier shopping destination, is already 95 percent let, well before its opening date of 19 April 2012 - even though the developers have increased the GLA from the 34,000m² originally planned, to 43,555m².
The mall, located off the busy N4 highway, enjoys access via both the Fontein Street offramp and the Tswelopele Avenue. Flanagan & Gerard Property Development and Investment, in partnership with the Moolman Group, are driving the development.
“Strong retailer demand prompted us to expand the size of the mall to allow for a tenant mix of 94 stores,” says Patrick Flanagan of developer Flanagan & Gerard.
“The mix is built on a strong base of national retailers, including Checkers, Woolworths, Edgars, Pick ‘n Pay and Game.”
Middelburg Mall is set to provide a comprehensive retail destination for the fast-growing and increasingly affluent population of both Middleburg itself, as well as surrounding areas like Dullstroom, Machadodorp, Ermelo and Steelpoort.
Leases have recently been signed with a number of high-profile retailers.
With a strong base of major retailers, including Mr Price Home, Clicks, Musica, Pep, Incredible Connection, Truworths, Foschini, Sportscene, Markham, Total Sports, Exact @home, CNA, Miladys, Cape Union Mart, Donna Claire, Identity, Queenspark, Bargain Books, Torga, and Legit.
Galaxy, NWJ, Sterns and ASJ Jewellers will take space in the mall, providing even more choice for fashion shoppers.
A new FNB branch joins the other major banks in providing a comprehensive selection of banking outlets.
As for food choices, there’s something for everyone – whether shoppers are looking for a family outing or a snack while shopping.
Family favourite Wimpy, Mugg & Bean and the ever-popular Steers are all opening in the mall, as are Debonairs, Fishaways and Giramundo.
Services for shoppers are well covered too, with two local optometrists locating their practices to the mall, along with two local hairdressers and a Perfect 10 nail and body studio.
And of course there are specialty stores to provide expert products and services.
Raslo Music specialises in musical instruments and equipment, while Kanhym Meat Deli provides quality services and meats.
The developers remain conscious of the strong, steady demand from retailers being enjoyed by the mall.
“We have built in expansion potential at Middelburg Mall that could see GLA increase to more than 50,000m² if demand continues at its current pace,” says Jannie Moolman of the Moolman Group.
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