One of the stigmas our South African city centres, especially in Gauteng suffers from, is that they tend to be negative. People tend to think about grey, hard and unfriendly structures and can so easily tag the city centre of Pretoria as a “dangerous” place. I work in the city centre of Pretoria and I can by personal experience say, it is definitely NOT a “dangerous” place. It is rather a place filled with rhythm, people awesome food and lots of beauty.
The Market @ the Sheds is one of those jewels that you will not find, if you don’t look for it. So, my fellow readers, be brave enough, put on your big girl tights and brave a trip to the city centre. This “dangerous” place may just surprise you in ways you least expect it. Colour and taste awaits the moment you set foot in the heart of our capital city. Parking is available at the 012 precinct but can be a bit of a challenge. With overflow and easy access to the parking lot at The State Theatre, makes a short walk (300m) to The Market @ The Sheds a comfortable one.
Urban rejuvenation saw a lot of new initiatives pop up to beautify, artify (if there is such a word) and magnify the beauty we so often don’t think exists in the city centre of Pretoria. Market at The Sheds is surely one of them! Taking place usually every last Saturday of the month, this exciting event draws crowds from near and far and caters for young and old.
Market @ the Sheds is a hub oozing food, colour, art, rhythm, fashion and more. Explore your culinary side with pulled pork burgers, Mexican cuisine, divine confectionery and so the list goes on. Fine wines, craft beer and even cocktails are available and the only problem you’ll have, is choosing the right treat to your tastebuds.
Shopping is a joy as you have access to local fashion designers, jewellers, leather products and lots more to jazz up your fashion portfolio. Enjoy the live entertainment and experience tones and tunes from jazz, pop and even a bit of opera if you find yourself in the right spot at the right time. I want to urge you to explore your city. Pulling an Indiana Jones isn’t necessary at all, but as Confucius says: “everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it”. Come experience the beauty of the city centre and why not start your first adventure, at The Market @ the Sheds. Go check out their website here and go follow them on social media to stay up to date with the latest events and opportunities and ready yourself, to be amazed. Go! Now!