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Old December 25th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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JOHANNESBURG | Braamfontein Urban Renewal

Braamfontein is an area north of the Joburg CBD which is experiencing rapid urban renewal and is quickly becoming the youth and creative hib of Johannesburg with Wits University located in the neighborhood

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62 Juta

62 Juta Street is a 6 floor building overlooking the majestic Nelson Mandela Bridge. With exciting occupants such as Stevenson Gallery and the French Institute having already made the building their home, and plans to develop a sublime new entertainment venue on the roof well underway, 62 Juta will surely become one of the most prestigious buildings in Johannesburg. The building has been sectionalized, allowing potential owners to invest in this vibrant areaEach floor is approximately 318 square metres in size and is the perfect location for a creative commercial enterprise.

• Ground Floor: Stevenson Gallery
• First Floor: French Institute of South Africa
• Second Floor: [French Institute of South Africa]http://www.ifas.org.za/
• Third Floor: Sonke Gender Justice Project
• Fourth Floor: Sonke Gender Justice Project
• Fifth Floor: For Sale



68 Juta

68 Juta Street is a two storey building dating back to before Braamfontein thought further than two storeys. The building is currently occupied by Co-Op, the creative collaboration between Dokter and Misses and whatiftheworld, on the ground floor and by Fireworx Media on the first floor. The mix of gallery, product design and manufacture, and film production make this humble little building a hub of creative activity.

The rooftop hosts the inner-city’s first rooftop beach!

• Ground Floor: Co-Op
• First Floor: Fireworx Media



70 Juta

70 Juta’s colourful face is home to a diverse range of quirky individuals and companies. From fashion startups to vintage furniture to progressive exhibition spaces, 70 Juta is stimulating environment to be in, and when it’s rounded off by a cappuccino from our resident coffee shop Post it just can’t get better.

• Shop 1 and 2: Available
• Shop 3: ROOM
• Shop 4: STAD
• Shop 5: Levi’s Commuter Clubhouse
• Shop 6 and 7: Lomography Embassy SA
• Shop 8: Post Breakfast and Lunch
• Shop 9: Remedy Design
• Shop 10: ME.CO
• Shop 11: The Creative Block
• Shop 12: Makers of Stuff
• Shop 13: BamBam
• Shop 14: Available
• Shop 15: Blanc Canvas



73 Juta

The big one – 73 Juta Street holds a wealth of opportunities for the future development of Braamfontein, and we’ll keep you updated on future plans for the building. First up though was the launch of the Johannesburg edition of the Neighbourgoods Market – every Saturday from 09h00 to 15h00 come and enjoy a wealth of indulgences and bask in the Braamfontein sunshine.



153 Smit

53 Smit Street is 68 Juta’s twin. Facing south this modest 2 storey building shows off the Johannesburg city skyline from an intimate perspective, but the addition of an exciting structure perched atop transforms it into something truly world class, and a fitting home for one of the world’s premier sports brands



155 Smit

155 Smit Street is the 8 storey residential building that started it all. The careful conversion of this 1950s office block into the most prestigious inner-city living quarters is widely recognized as a landmark project in the city’s development – and it is little wonder that the units were snapped up after the building was sectionalized.

Instant Grass occupies the let-able space on the ground floor, further contributing to the lively and diverse community growing in the area.



6 de Beer

Number 6 is nothing other than charming, and the first floor offices have been occupied by a decidedly quirky bunch of characters since the building was completed.

The ground floor is the new home of Hello Again and Daleah’s will be opening soon.



The Milner Park Hotel

The Milner Park is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Braamfontein, and Kitchener’s Carvery Bar on the ground floor is officialy recognized as the second oldest bar in Johannesburg. While the daytime regulars have continued to frequent for years, the building is currently undergoing an exciting transformation. Kitchener’s has become one of the foremost nighttime enterninment spaces under the guidance of Andrew Clements, and the creation of boutique creative offices in the old hotel rooms upstairs have added a rich new chapter to the buidling’s story.

Great Dane is situated in the other half of the ground floor and has quickly become one of the coolest hang-outs in the city, providing hotdogs and music all night long.



The Alexander Theatre

The Alexander Theatre first opened its doors in 1951 and has seen its share of ups and downs since the glamour of its heyday. Saved from ruin, the theatre has been refurbished into a fully functional theatre and entertainment space.

The Alex, as it is affectionately known, caters to various functions that include:

• Theatrical productions,
• TV (commercials, shows etc)
• Award ceremonies
• Conferences
• Product launches
• Music concerts
• Year-end functions
• Cocktail functions
• Parties
• Photo/Fashion shoots/Music videos
• Dance studio



The Neighbourgoods Market

The Neighbourgoods Market takes place every Saturday, rain or shine, at 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The market reflects our commitment to urban regeneration and the goal to revive and reinvent the Public Market as a civic institution. Market-goers can expect to find an assortment of goods from local artisan producers, purveyors, gourmet merchants, specialty cooks, regional farmers and estates, as well as a selection of local designers. The same high standards of quality and experience that have become the benchmark of the original Cape Town market can be found in abundance at the Johannesburg edition.



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This is great! I really hope Johannesburg can become a safe and thriving city once again!
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This is great! I really hope Johannesburg can become a safe and thriving city once again!
Indeed, it's a slow but steady recovery
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Here's a photo of the 70 Juta development



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Nice to see a former ghetto being revitalized and renewed. Can't wait to see what the entire urban area will look like in a decade.
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I loved the little green house and car! As toys!
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