Maritzburg Sun (South Africa)

Plans to rebuild Greater Edendale Mall are underway


The rebuild of the Greater Edendale Mall is expected to take 16 to 18 months.

According to Exemplar’s head of communicat­ions Gayle Crow, planning for the rebuild of the mall is well underway and work on site is expected to commence in the next six to eight weeks.

“The loss of the mall has been devastatin­g to us and to those who have been unemployed as a result of the damages. Unfortunat­ely, the riots had a disastrous economic impact on small businesses. Many of our local tenants have collapsed and won’t be reopening. As such, the tenant mix will be different, but we can assure that it will be a vibrant and exciting shopping experience once reopened. We would like to thank the community for their patience as they have been impacted by the actions of others,” said Crow.

She added that the Greater Edendale Mall has always put the needs and aspiration­s of the community first and will continue to find ways to support them while satisfying their retail needs.

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