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Maybe you’re thinking that the last thing Jozi needs is another night market – but I promise this one’s different. Why? Location, location, location! On the top floor of Melville’s trendy new 27 Boxes, built entirely from shipping containers, this market offers you a vibrant space to enjoy the beauty of architectural innovation, gourmet food and a craft market.
The perfect place to deal with your mid weekly blues, the Melville Night market is a space for start-up entrepreneurs to showcase their stuff. Even though foot traffic can be tough on this side of town, the market is bringing in some much needed exposure. There is something for everyone to do, while a DJ spins tunes on the decks. Meet with mates or someone special and enjoy a rooftop schmooze.
The variety of food is extensive, so go hungry to avoid indecisiveness. The menu includes, authentic Indian cuisine, tacos, steaming hot dim sum, classic burgers and much, much more. Sample some delicious handmade cheese from Flavourex cheeses, made from goats’ and cows’ milk. If you are one for “Le Dolce Vita” then you’re at the right place, with numerous treats on offer. Treat yourself to cupcakes that come in every flavour and fantasy – red velvet, cheesecake, carrot cake and the mandatory choc chip flavour.
Take a stroll past all the stores and you’ll find handcrafted leather goods, wallets, purses and bags all locally made. Decorate your room with intricate dream catchers or perhaps a pot of succulents. You and your friends can even have a comical caricature done. One can’t help but stop at the fashion, as the eye-catching colours and designs offered by Malume and Bouban will have you deciding on which pair of pants to buy for the summer. Jessie Nossel of Malume and Bouban says that this market space has really given her the “opportunity to share her locally inspired clothing designs”. She imports textiles from Malawi, and then recruits local tailors to put them into action.
Go to Melville’s Night Market, support local, and the best part of all – let your hair down and relax, it’s almost Friday. 27 Boxes is open for fun every Wednesday evening from 5 to 10.
Where? 27 Boxes: 79, 4th Ave Melville, Johannesburg
When? Every Wednesday evening