Claremont’s Palmyra Junction on track to open in November
CONSTRUCTION of Palmyra Junction in Claremont is on track for completion in November.
The new mixed use development on Palmyra Road, one of the main souther n suburbs schools runs, consists of a shopping centre and studios.
Palmyra Junction will be anchored by a 1 200m 2 Woolworths food store – one of the retailer’s largest standalone food stores in the Western Cape – and 18 other retail tenants.
With a gross lettable area of 2 200m 2, Palmyra Junction is being developed at a cost of R50 million by the Rabie Property Group. The centre, which will have 24-hour controlled access and CCTV coverage, will also have 150 dedicated parking bays on site.
Rabie director Colin Anderson says Palmyra Junction is set to change shopping habits in the southern suburbs and thanked residents for their patience during construction.
“The worst is over. We have had an overwhelming response from the community with many residents in the area, particularly moms doing the school run, coming forward with their wish list of shops they would like to see in the centre. It has been quite extraordinary and gives an indication of how successful the centre will be,” he says.
“It took eight years to assemble the site and get the necessary development rights in place. The Claremont area is under-shopped in terms of con- venience shopping, as there simply have not been suitable, large enough sites available for development . The existing shopping facilities in the area have been limited to strip shops or small redevelopments which all have parking limitations, so Palmyra Junction will really have a competitive advantage.”
Anderson says the developer is in the process of concluding leases for about 85 percent of the space.
Confirmed tenants include a flagship store for Knead bakery, Vida-e, Tosca hair and beauty salon, Vet & Pet supply store and Joubert & Monty’s.
Leases have also been signed with clothing boutiques and a gift shop and negotiations are under way with restaurants, fast food outlets, an art shop, a bookstore, a dry cleaners and a health care shop, among others.
Ten studios are also being built above the shops, providing potential work from home opportunities.
Anderson says weekday trading hours will be from 8am to 8pm, to benefit from passing trade and provide convenience shopping for parents dropping their children off in the morning or picking them up after school.
The centre will be set around an open-air piazza where restaurants and coffee shops can spill out so patrons can enjoy the landscaped surroundings and mountain view.
For letting enquiries, call Tarryn Cothill on 021 550 7000.
OPEN AIR EXPERIENCE: An artist’s impression of the soon to be completed Palmyra Junction in Claremont, which is set to charm parents who pass it on their morning and afternoon school runs.