More Rosebank businesses reopen under Lockdown Level 2
On Monday August 17 South Africa moved down to a ‘Level 2’ lockdown in response to the slowing spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Under Level 2, almost all sectors of the economy are again allowed to operate (with some restrictions) and many more Rosebank businesses have fully reopened to the public after months of lockdown.
Here’s a look at how Rosebank businesses have reopened this August.
More restaurants and bars reopening
Under new Level 2 restrictions a 10pm curfew remains in place, although restaurants are now allowed to serve alcohol with meals again. Bars have also been allowed to reopen with restrictions on the numbers of people allowed inside the premises.
Most of our neighbourhood’s many fast food outlets and coffee shops have been partially or fully open during the last few months, as well as many cafes and restaurants.
As the curve of infections has flattened and restrictions on the sale of alcohol have been lifted, this month even more of Rosebank’s popular bars and restaurants have announced they will be opening again for sit-in diners.
Venues reopening their doors this month include: Mix Cocktail Bar (as of Aug 28) and Marble (as of Sep 1) at Keyes Art Mile, News Cafe (as of Aug 21) and Piza e Vino (as of Aug 24) at The Zone@Rosebank, Brik Cafe at Firestation Rosebank (as of Sep 1) and Sin+Tax cocktail bar at Park Corner (as of Aug 21 ).
August also sees new eateries launching in Rosebank including; Niks Bar, an innovative new alcohol-free bar that launched this month at Keyes Art Mile, Doubleshot Coffee & Tea, a new coffee shop coming soon to the Oxford Parks development and a new branch of Maps Maponyane’s burger bar Buns Out which is currently under construction.
Movies and markets in Rosebank
As of August 28 both of Rosebank’s cinemas – Ster Kinekor at The Zone@Rosebank and Cinema Nouveau at Rosebank Mall – will reopen to the public, with new restrictions in place. All tickets and payments for food and drinks need to be made in advance online via the Ster Kinekor website and there will be reduced seating inside the movie theatre to ensure adequate social distancing.
The Rosebank Sunday Market on the rooftop of Rosebank Mall is also operating again, open on the last Sunday of every month from 09:00 until 16:00, while the famous daily Rosebank Art & Craft Market has also reopened.
Domestic tourism reopens
Visitors to Joburg have great options for places to stay in the area with upmarket boutique hotels and short stay serviced apartments now taking bookings again. The Clico Boutique Hotel on Jellicoe Avenue and The Winston boutique hotel on Tottenham Avenue are both open for business and leisure guests. Just outside the district on Bristol Road, the Home Suite Hotel is also open again for business and leisure travellers, as is The Capital on Bath at 72 Bath Avenue.
For visitors looking to stay at a serviced apartment, the Home From Home group offers upmarket serviced apartment stays at The Tyrwhitt and The Vantage on Tyrwhitt Avenue, right in the centre of Rosebank.
Back to the gym in Rosebank
For those looking forward to getting back in the gym in Rosebank, the Viva Gym at The Zone@Rosebank and Virgin Active at Rosebank Towers have both reopened to the public.
Note that there are limits on the number of people allowed inside the gym at any time. It is recommended to book the time slot when you would like to visit the gym in advance online.