New mall opens

2016-11-23 06:01
Customers criss-crossing Botshabelo Mall for a new shopping experience last Thursday (17/11) ahead of the official opening of the multi-million rand shopping mall on Tuesday (29/11). Photo: Teboho Setena

Customers criss-crossing Botshabelo Mall for a new shopping experience last Thursday (17/11) ahead of the official opening of the multi-million rand shopping mall on Tuesday (29/11). Photo: Teboho Setena

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Established retail supermarkets and clothing stores have found a niche in the multimillion rand Botshabelo Mall that will officially open on Tuesday (29/11). The mall, constructed at a cost of R320 million, is a major investment in the economy of the job-starved town.

Express has reliably learnt that more than 80 top national retailers, including furniture stores, have committed to doing business at this mall, which covers an area of 21 000 m². Top retail supermarkets, which include Pick n Pay and Shoprite, building materials supplier Cash Build, Roots Butchery, a Bradlows furniture store and OK Furniture, are among the anchor businesses at the top of the range. The mall is also home to Capitec Bank.

Numerous established retailers, banks and fast-food outlets opened their doors last Thursday (17/11). Botshabelo, which is part of the Mangaung Metro Municipality, is the single largest township in the Free State, accommodating approximately 29% of the metro’s population. Until recently, the vast majority of people have been doing their shopping in Bloemfontein, with Thaba Nchu the second option as the nearest town. The mall is also set to serve clients from Thaba Nchu who had been travelling to Bloemfontein to do their shopping at elite clothing stores and retail supermarkets. The mall is located on the corner of Main Road and the N8 national highway, which is the key route in and out of Botshabelo to Lesotho and the Free State capital of Bloemfontein. The mall is a partnership venture between STANLIB, the asset manager of the Liberty Property Portfolio, and Khora Investments.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
How much food do you need to concentrate?

We have been taught that we need three meals a day in order to make it through the day and while most of us indulge in more than our fair share there is a large portion of South Africans who are living off barely enough to sustain them.

/Sport

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.