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V&A Waterfront's Silo District welcomes retailers

Cape Town's new upmarket art and design space, the V&A Waterfront's Silo District, held a launch party to welcome its new crop of retailers, namely: The Guild Group, jewellery designer Kirsten Goss, fashion designer Kat van Duinen, lifestyle botanist Opus, and Glasshouse Rejuvenation, a high-end beauty salon.
V&A Waterfront's Silo District welcomes retailers

The Silo District is developed around the historic grain silo-turned-Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa which is nearing completion and officially opens to the public in late September.

The mixed-use space is already home to eateries such as Woolworths’ Now Now, Sushi Box, the Granary Café and the Willaston Bar located within the Silo Hotel, as well as a Virgin Active Classic Club. The Lindt Chocolate Studio, which opened in April, provides chocolate-making classes in addition to its retail function. Joining them later in the year will be The Yard, an all-day pan-Asian eatery; Si!, a Spanish and African infused gastronomy pub and audio-visual experts Bang & Olufsen. The new concept Radisson Red Hotel will also open in September.

Rahla Xenopoulos, author and novelist, in Kat van Duinen’s new designer store.
Rahla Xenopoulos, author and novelist, in Kat van Duinen’s new designer store.

Live, work and play

“The V&A Waterfront has taken a three-pronged approach to development at the Silo District, focusing on providing a mixed-use space in which people can live, work and play. Our residential and commercial office offerings have been well known for a while, but our lifestyle and leisure plans for the district are also reaching fruition,” said David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront.

“With Zeitz MOCAA at its core, we wanted the Silo District’s retail offering to reflect the creativity, design, art and culture embodied by the museum. Today’s opening is a small teaser focused on our retailers, and a preview of what to expect from our grand opening in September, when Zeitz MOCAA opens to the public and the final few retailers open,” concluded Green.

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