• Blow up the balloons! Pop the champagne! And bring your friends and family along to join in the fun, as Pretoria’s largest Shopping Centre turns the big 4-0 this year. From 20th September to 30th October Menlyn Park Shopping Centre will be transforming into a Birthday extravaganza and wants to share its Birthday gifts with shoppers by giving away R1 million worth of Birthday prizes.

    To celebrate the Centre’s Birthday, Menlyn Park and its tenants are pulling out all the stops to ensure shoppers can enjoy the best that’s on offer at Menlyn Park. The 40-year-old Centre offers Africa’s most unique shopping experience with the greatest variety of stores, products and experiences for all ages, trends and passions.

    For 40 days, Menlyn Park is giving away 40 Gifts daily for 40 days, To stand a chance to Win simply spend R500 or more at any of their stores or restaurants then visit the Menlyn Park Birthday mobisite (Menlyn40.co.za) and upload your till slip to enter.

    Menlyn Park’s 40th Birthday also gives us a chance to look back at the Centre’s journey over the last 40 years. Built in 1979, Menlyn Park has grown into one of the largest Centers inAfrica with the ultimate variety of fashion, beauty and comfort – all in the heart of the City of Tshwane. “Being in the capital of our country, we pride ourselves on being a family-friendly center that’s accessible to all South Africans as well as visitors from abroad” said Menlyn Park Shopping Center General Manager, Olive Ndebele. “This Birthday milestone is testament to the love for Centre by locals and to the Menlyn Park tenants and management who are committed to providing quality experiences for shoppers” completed Ndebele.

    Located on the lower first level floor of Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, the Menlyn Checkers Hyper is also turning 40 this year. The store, which boasts a range of food and home appliances, first opened at Menlyn Park as Hyperama and has been with the Centre since it opened its doors 40 years ago.

    Situated in the New “Village” of Menlyn Park Shopping Centre surrounded by a, tree ferns, a magical and restful environment, Parrots restaurant is the perfect setting to have lunch, after a hard days shopping. Established in 1983, the restaurant has been serving customers in the center for over 36 years and has become known as the ideal place to meet and share a meal.

    Popular seafood restaurant Ocean Basket opened its first-ever eatery at Menlyn Park decades ago and continues to successfully dish up fresh seafood delights for thousands of guests every month.

    Darning the Centre’s 40 days of celebrates, there will be plenty of fun and exciting activities for shoppers to partake.

    Don’t miss out on a chance to experience the best in food, fashion and entertainment with loads of activities and possible prizes. Menlyn Park is not just any shopping Centre, it’s an experience designed to cater for each member of the family. Come shop, eat and play at Menlyn and celebrate their 40th Birthday this October.

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    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com