Sunday Tribune

Must go – busy building in heart of Durban


IN2ASSETS will be auctioning a retail building with national blue chip tenants, at the Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate on May 19 at 11am.

The retail and commercial building at 336-342 Dr Pixley Kaseme (West) Street is about 120m from two of the busiest intersecti­ons in the Durban CBD.

Retail giant Woolworths has been occupying the building since the 1930s. Other blue chip anchor tenants include Ackermans and Studio 88.

There are a further seven tenants who have been occupying the property for many years.

The gross annual income generated from the property amounts to R15.6 million (inclusive of recoveries) for approximat­ely 6 280m² of lettable area, the auction house says.

Fronting onto Monty Naicker (Pine)

Street there are five well-establishe­d provincial and national tenants. Among them are retail clothing stores Ginger Bhagwandas and Bah Boutique; Pep Cell, a division of national retailer Pepkor Trading;and Honchos Flame Grilled Chicken, a popular national food outlet.

The arcade provides access to Woolworths off Monty Naicker Street. Apart from Studio 88 and Bah Boutique, the arcade accommodat­es three more tenants – a salon, an optician and national clothing retailer Rage. Each shop has a rear kitchenett­e/storeroom.

The rear passages of the shops consist of storerooms, ablution facilities, plant rooms, cooler rooms, security offices and basement storage areas.

The entire property has fire-safety measures and sprinklers in place.

All the interior movable and immovable items belonging to the tenants are excluded from the sale.

The property is in the heart of the Durban CBD with frontage to Dr Pixley Kaseme Street and Monty Naicker Street, which have high vehicle and pedestrian traffic. It falls within ethekwini’s Urban Developmen­t Zone.

For more informatio­n about the saile, contact Virend Deonarain at 071 383 1735, 031 574 7600 or email

Email to attend the auction as attendance is strictly by invitation due to Covid-19 regulation­s.

Bids can be submitted remotely via the In2assets online bidding platform accessible from PC or by downloadin­g the In2assets App from the Google Play Store or App Store. | Auctions Writer

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The CBD retail building with blue chip tenants to come under the In2assets hammer on May 19.

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