from the Bellair Centre Tenants Association
The official opening of the Bellair retail
centre took place on the 1st September 2000 amid a crowd of
approximately 200 or so residents and tenants, balloons and
music and a few speakers. Yet this centre is surrounded by
not less than 5000-6000 residents. What went wrong? The day?
To begin with construction of surrounding roads
was incomplete and hampered entry to the centre. All the space
was not taken up - only the supermarket and a few shops were
open for business. Does it mean all the shops need to be to
open for business before the residents of Mayville, Cato Crest,
Mkhumbane and Bonela come to realise that the centre is for
their convenience? By shopping at the center you can save
money because you don’t have to travel to town.
The Lucky Family Supermarket is fully stocked
with your requirements. There are two doctors and two dentists
where the sick and ailing can be treated right here at very
reasonable prices. There is a liquor store to cater for your
social functions and a butchery, and opening soon is a furniture
store, hardware, clothes and TV & radio repairs, accident
claims, beauty and hair salon and even a funeral parlor -
all for your convenience.
We at the Bellair retail centre need the support of the residents
of Cato Manor. The shopping centre is an RDP project so it
belongs to you. If you use the shopping centre regularly then
it will thrive, but if you don’t support it then it will close
down and you will be deprived of a convenience right next
to your homes.
The centre is hygienic and can provide for all
your needs - so support all the shops and services and gain
a great deal.
Bellair Centre Tenants Association