Food Lover’s to open R100m Western Cape stand-alone flagship in October
The construction of this Bothasig flagship store, set to open at the end of October 2022, is part of the retailers’ plans to open an additional 21 new stores across southern Africa as part of its R400m investment into store development.
Located just off Bosmansdam Road, the site was once an eyesore featuring derelict buildings and overgrown grass. However, this prime location will now boast a state-of-the-art Food Lover’s Market, serving all the surrounding communities – including Bothasig, Monte Vista, Plattekloof, Panorama, Burgundy Estate, Richwood and Edgemead.
The stand-alone supermarket – a first for Food Lover’s Market in the Western Cape – will boast an upmarket farm and family feel and will offer an experiential shopping experience, the retailer said.
To create a “theatre of food”, Food Lover’s Market Bothasig will feature animatronics, such as a fruit and veg animated characters, a boat and seagulls at the Harbourside fresh seafood counter, and even sound effects to create pockets of interest around the store. The store will also feature a dedicated parking for approximately 200 cars, a landscaped garden and recreational seating area.
Design features include wider aisles, departments designed as dedicated destinations, solar and energy-efficient lighting will be used throughout the store and an expanded grocery section – making the store a one-stop-shop consumer delight.
Says Brian Coppin, CEO of the Food Lover’s Market Group, “We’re a little brand with a big heart and we truly want to be the good food neighbourhood. One of our primary objectives is to be the best store in any community we serve, and the communities of Bothasig, Edgemead and surrounds are no different. Our ’community first’ approach is focused on being a good neighbour while construction is underway, but then also to offer the best in-store shopping experience, inflation-busting value and variety, once the store is opened.”
“More than just a supermarket, we want to be a market for food lovers.”
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