It’s open! Sea Point’s spanking new, long anticipated seven-day-a-week fusion market on Regent Road.
Housed on the ground floor of the lustrous Mojo Hotel, the space has been transfigured into a hybrid eclectic-urban street plaza made up of designer retail stalls, food vendors, bars, a fresh goods market, a live entertainment stage and a wellness zone.
Boasting over 80 stalls in a 2000sqm space, the novel piazza integrates the city streets with views of the palm-lined Promenade and Atlantic coastline.
Conceived and developed by mastermind trio Graeme Robinson, Tara Lerner and Robbie Lessem, furthermore custodians of the Mojo Hotel; the space is a global food infusion of varying nationalities.
The food fragment ranges from fresh and healthy to exotic and includes vendors such as Manga Sushi, Kubu African Grill, The Mussel Monger, Argies Argentinian Grill, TeAwesome Tea, The Candy Shoppe, IYO Burger, Chilo and Hokey Poke, among others. To add, Beet Box will be serving garden-fresh health juices and salads, and Cape Point Bakery will be baking up a warm storm on site.
Newly acquainted with the Atlantic Seaboard, iconic American ice-cream brand Baskin-Robins will be a permanent fixture at Mojo, as will the likes of Bagel & Blend who plan to showcase artisanal roasters including Deluxe, Baseline, Hazz, Origin, Za Cafe and their Mojo in-house blend roasted on site.
Retail vendors will be focused on both local and international labels from clothing to gifts and jewellery to homeware. Among them, clothing and accessories from Dammit Janet clothing, Sexy Bum Bikinis, Shika Africa and Shwe-Shwe, as well as King Kong’s leather goods, Matsidiso handmade shoes, Just a Rumour beaded jewellery, King of Denim’s ethically created jeans, Vanilla Tree Indo-African clothing, Modern and Tribal’s Turkish-inspired decor, Kwaai Galleries handmade gifts and homeware. And, Kelly Red will run a sleek salon for women and a new hairstyling zone for men called Blades and Bones.
The design, a culmination by Indigo Fusion and Jade and Ginja, was inspired by street markets globally and draws in the Art Deco elements of the surrounding architecture in contrast with contemporary metallic, natural wood with an industrial background.
The retail area faces outwards onto the pavement, inwards towards the central bar and has a sea-facing seating area.
When speaking about their new development, Graeme and Robbie respectively said “Mojo Market has been carefully curated to offer an interesting mix of lifestyle, food and retail. It isn’t a farmer’s market; it has the energy of a city.”