East London boasts of three malls already and now a newly developed shopping centre is joining the amenities as of tomorrow as Gillwell Taxi Retail Park will be opening tomorrow. Yesterday afternoon, mall developers and stakeholders hosted a media launch to unpack in detail a project that was initiated 11 years ago by its developers (Eris Property Group and Isibonelo Property) together with Taxi Forums, Informal Traders and Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.
The mall is built based on rejuvenating the inner city of East London while providing facilities to informal traders and taxi forums with the aim to create employment opportunities for local citizens. Shadrack Mthethwa who is a developer stated that this development will prove to be a catalyst that will rejuvenate East London. He added by saying that their mission in developing such projects is to promote sustainability and job creation within South Africa.
To ease the running of the mall, Ms. Vee Mazambani who is a centre manager said in her speech “I am looking forward in getting the time to know each tenant, hawker, taxi operator and the customers who will be flocking the establishment on a daily basis”. Gillwell Taxi Retail Park houses anchor tenants like Shoprite, Game and Clicks among others including hawkers whom will be operating underground on the mall next to the taxi rank.
The mall’s operating hours and more information about the mall go to: www.gillwellmall.com