The Park Corner Experience!
Park Corner, situated in the heart of the new art district in Rosebank, is quickly becoming a buzzing social spot for trendy professionals. For those who, after work, would like a quick drink with friends and colleagues at The Collection, have their hair trimmed to perfection whilst sipping a whiskey at the Bar Ber Shop or grabbing a slice of pizza at the Coalition before heading to Proof to buy a fresh bottle of craft beer; Park Corner has it all.
The product of two companies, Lapalaka Property Projects and Capital Point, Park Corner has a distinct European lifestyle feel to its location, a walking node in the newly-developed art district. By incorporating bespoke retailers, beautiful, spacious apartments and on-street dining, it is the perfect combination of retail and relaxation.
From the team at Social on Main, they present The Bolton Road Collection, a patisserie, bar and gourmet restaurant. It’s the place to be for breakfast, lunch, after work cocktails and dinner! Designed in partnership with Inspirations Interior Design, this corner unit offers a Parisian style pavement café seating, a sexy cocktail bar and restaurant with double volume ceilings and New York style windows. The kitchen is on full display, perfect to watch the magic unfold in front of you.
Bar Ber Black Sheep is the brain child of Rory Sandilands, owner of Blo salon in Parkwood, who wanted to create a space that people felt was an authentic barber shop, but where they could also have a whisky and cigar pre or post-shave and style. A space where patrons would just pop in after a long day for a whisky, beer, glass of wine or coffee which would ultimately become a favourite local watering hole; a grooming shop suggestive of a man cave.
Patrons will have a choice of bespoke grooming services, from a quick shave or trim to an executive experience (think 3 hot towels, hot foam shave with all the bells and whistles), as well as all other unisex hairstyling services.
Coalition, a laid-back pizza joint, uses imported Italian 00 flour, a simple tomato base and fresh homemade mozzarella, baking the pizzas at 500°C to give you that perfectly puffed and crisp base in under two minutes. The pizzas are marvellous, made only with the highest quality ingredients, while the restaurant is intimate and cozy with the pizza oven taking up most of the open-plan kitchen space. Not only pizza, but salads, fish, meat and an incredible tiramisu, Coalition is the answer for any Friday night pizza craving.
Proof, an artisanal liquor store, unique in every way to any other liquor retail store, will stock a niche offering which provides fine alcohol to patrons that are looking for a boutique experience when purchasing their favourite tipple. Proof will address a need for the discerning shopper who is looking for an experiential way to buy, not only for themselves, but also unique alcoholic gifts that mark special occasions. Its location, aesthetics and feel as well as experts in-store are all designed to create something truly unique and special.
StudioA is an international award-winning boutique interior architecture firm. The firm focuses strongly on signature projects as a specialist company that deals with hospitality and residential projects from design to completion. Founded by 28-year-old Tristan du Plessis, a locally renowned young designer who has enjoyed 8 years’ experience in the South African hospitality design sector, studioA’s portfolio of completed projects includes some of the most spoken about hospitality destinations in South Africa, “Our goal is to create a varied portfolio of projects across all hospitality sectors and infiltrate international borders,” he says.
The Park Corner Mural:
This is the first in a series of murals that are focused on raising awareness of the critical state of our endangered wildlife. These murals are accompanied by a body of canvas works that will be exhibited in the US and Europe early next year. Through the sales of his art, Sonny also aims to raise funds for a tiger sanctuary that helps rehabilitate tigers and reintroduce them into the wild. He aims to inspire people through the pure beauty of these animals, in the hopes that they too will take action and support this important cause!
Lapalaka Property Projects is a privately-owned real estate development and investment company which was founded in 1989. They specialise in multi-storey, residential apartments, covering all markets of housing, ranging from affordable-mid to high-end communities. In addition, they have cast a strong focus on student accommodation, industrial and commercial developments. Herman and Wian Pieterse have an established reputation for imaginative and innovative new developments. For more information please visit www.lapalaka.com
Capital Point Properties is a boutique investment brokerage firm who have recently put their passionate development skills to use whilst engaging on this joint venture with Lapalaka. Based on the vision of two entrepreneurs – Tim Sammons and Jeffrey Kleu – Park Corner is just the beginning of their development vision for Rosebank.
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