An entire block of Sea Point retail space will be dedicated to a new, seven-day food and product market in the ever-evolving Regent Road. The Mojo Market is so named because it has been conceived and developed by the trio (Graeme Robinson, Tara Lerner and Robbie Lessem) who created and own the Mojo Hotel, which is adjacent to and above the market.
A hybrid mix of forty designer retail stalls, a daily fresh goods market, a diverse weekly market, fifteen food vendors, three bars and a live entertainment stage, Mojo Market is set to launch in March 2017.
The market promises a globally infused food offering with Asian, American and Mexican stalls in the mix. Traders such as Earth Fire Pizza, The Codfather, Didi’s Burritos and Punjab Express have already signed up for stalls. Cape Point Bakery will be setting up shop and fresh health juices will be served by Pulp & Grind . In a first for the Atlantic Seaboard, iconic American ice-cream brand Baskin-Robins will be opening shop at the market too.
The retail offering focuses largely on small, local producers who are creating fresh, contemporary wares from clothing to gifts, jewellery and homeware. Confirmed vendors include Love Africa, Pure Solid 13, Colurbox, Redrum, Mia Melange, Model Citizen, Cowboys and Crooks, Nava Apparel, Sugar Tong Tong, Kate Sparrow and more.
Opening at 8am daily, with retailers and food vendors serving till 10pm, the bars will close at 11pm. A 24-hour coffee shop and food offering will be phased into the offering over time and promises to be a welcome addition for hungry night owls and carefree holidaymakers.
Says Robinson, “This market will make it affordable for smaller traders to play their part in the buzzing Sea Point hub. We are looking forward to the energy these dedicated and creative entrepreneurs will bring to the district. All our Mojo businesses celebrate casual lifestyle but we also demand a high standard when it comes to product and service and the Mojo Market will be no different.”
Spanning 1700 square meters on a site that was an OK Bazaars in the 1950s, the Market is being designed by Indigo Fusion and Jade and Ginja who also created the fresh, clean, marine look of the Mojo Hotel. The Mojo Market has been inspired by street and city markets across the world. Says Lessem, “We envisioned a diverse and interesting retail space that will reflect the colourful vibrancy of Sea Point life. We’ve opened up the ocean views and pulled elements of the surrounding Deco architecture into a bright, open community space.” Traders positioned close to the street will also face outwards onto the pavement, creating ‘retail theatre’ for passers-by.