New and improved retail variety opens at La Lucia Mall, just in time for the festive season!
La Lucia Mall on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal now offers even more lifestyle shopping variety with the introduction of Seattle Coffee and Tafelberg Furnishers and the stunning upgrade of its Food Lover’s Market.
“We are thrilled with the new retail brands to open at La Lucia Mall, including Food Lover’s Market corporate taking over and revamping the store. Footfalls at the mall have already increased by 10.5%, and they surpassed pre-pandemic levels months ago. With so much on offer at La Lucia Mall, we are looking forward to a busy festive season,” says La Lucia Mall Centre Manager Vanessa Blevins.
Over the past year, several exciting new stores and brands have opened at La Lucia, boosting its overall convenience and variety.
Blevins adds, “We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional experience for our shoppers, which includes offering the brands and concepts they value the most. The La Lucia Mall retail mix is carefully hand-picked to meet the needs of its unique customers and community. We believe that great local shopping helps to save time and money, and the latest store openings and updates are welcome additions to La Lucia mall.
Tafelberg Furnishers, the largest independent furniture, appliance and bedding dealer in the Western Cape, which expanded to Gauteng and then ventured into KwaZulu-Natal, has opened a brand-new store at La Lucia Mall.
Having outgrown its Umhlanga branch premises, Tafelberg Furnishers went in search of bigger and better premises to better serve its customers and found the perfect location at La Lucia Mall.
“La Lucia Mall is conveniently situated and easily accessible. Our core focus always remains to offer our customers the world-class service they deserve, and we believe that this strategic decision was the best to grow our business even further and accomplish our goal,” says Tafelberg Furniture Stores CEO, Riaan Lamprecht.
With 59 years of industry experience, Tafelberg Furnishers has grown a reputation for great retail through world-class customer and after-sales service, knowledgeable sales consultants and reliable in-house delivery service. It is a partner to a long list of top brands. Among the audiovisual and large and small appliance brands that it stocks are Bosch, Defy, Samsung, LG, AEG, Grafton Everest, La-Z- Boy, Russel Hobbs, Sealy, Restonic, Hisense, Weber and many more. It also offers a wide selection of lounge, dining, bedroom, patio and office furniture and décor accessories.
Growthpoint Properties Retail Leasing Manager for KwaZulu-Natal, Nazrana Premlall, remarks, “We are thrilled to add another leading retail brand to La Lucia Mall, which supports the lifestyle needs of its customers and community. By expanding the tenant mix and adding new choices for our market, we ensure that the centre attracts more shoppers.”
Tafelberg Furnishers is a strategic addition to this small regional mall, which increases its compelling customer attraction led by anchor tenants Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Dis-Chem and its newly upgraded Food Lover’s Market.
One of Food Lovers Market’s primary objectives is to be the best store in any community it serves, and it is this motivation that is behind its new La Lucia Mall store update, including introducing a new Seattle Coffee at the store’s entrance.
“We believe that the community of La Lucia deserves a store that delivers the best in fresh – a store that is not just a supermarket but also a market for food lovers. To achieve this, Food Lover’s Market corporate has taken over the store and will deliver uncompromising value, range and quality to residents of La Lucia, Umhlanga and Durban North. Food Lover’s Market is a little brand with a big heart, and we look forward to becoming the newest Good Food Neighbour in La Lucia,” says Travis Coppin, CEO of Food Lover’s Market Retail.
The appeal of this investment for Food Lovers Market is driven by its understanding that the community of La Lucia wants an upmarket shopping experience while enjoying inflation-busting value and variety.
Coppin adds, “We believe that La Lucia Mall is a great fit for Food Lover’s Market as it attracts approximately 4 million shoppers annually and boasts an attractive tenant mix, providing residents of La Lucia and surrounds a convenient shopping experience in a safe space. With over 1,600 parking bays, five exhibition areas, restaurants and a chic recently revamped space, it certainly ticks the box for further shopping convenience for Food Lover’s Market shoppers.”
With an array of fresh food and grocery offerings and a dazzling display of shopping theatre inside, the new La Lucia Mall Food Lover’s Market promises to be a premium shopping experience.
Departments within this new store include an abundant fruit and veg department that features animatronic peas and a dancing banana to delight young and old, a bakery section serving cakes and tarts, artisan breads and Big Daddy Muffins; a braai time located close to a well-stocked butchery and an expanded grocery department. The Fresh Society offers salads, poké bowls, fruit cups and more, and Love Health and Health & Happiness dried fruit and nut bar will delight the health-conscious food lover. Customers will enjoy the Grab & Go selection of foods – including wraps, salads and the adjoining Biltong Bar. Seattle Coffee Co will be available at the entrance to the store.
A stand-out feature is its gourmet signature butchery with artisanal blockmen and over 700 individual meat items – the widest meat retail in South Africa – sourced from trusted suppliers who focus on quality.
“These new additions and improvements to our retail offering are excellent news for La Lucia Mall and our shoppers. Our specially curated retail mix is strengthened and enhanced by the addition of Tafelberg Furnishers and Seattle Coffee and the superb upgrade to Food Lover’s Market,” concludes Blevins.