5 things to look forward to in 2022

We kick off the new year with a look at new venues and happenings coming up in Joburg 2022 that have us excited for the year ahead.

voco Hotel The Bank officially opens in Rosebank

If you’ve been in Rosebank in 2021 then you’re likely familiar with Proud Mary, the buzzing restaurant at The Zone that sits on the ground floor of the distinctive The Bank building. Proud Mary is the signature restaurant of voco Hotel The Bank, that finally is set to enjoy its official opening in February 2022.

Braam’s new market The Playground

Delayed due to the early December arrival of the omicron wave in Joburg, Braamfontein’s highly anticipated new rooftop market The Playground is scheduled to officially open on January 29, 2022. Created by co-founder of Joburg’s Neighbourgoods market, Play Braamfontein, The Playground promises to bring back that original magic that made its predecessor so unique, and add a whole new dimension too, opening with a renewed focus on live music, as well as great food, cocktails and fashion. 

FNB Art Joburg fair returns to Sandton

For the past two year’s the city’s biggest contemporary art fair, FNB Art Joburg, has taken place largely online, complimented by gallery activations and pop-ups. In 2022 the fair prepares to host a full in-person return, scheduled to take place from Septemer 1 to 4 at Sandton Convention Centre.

We Are Egg prepares to launch in Rosebank

We Are Egg is a cool department store concept launched by entrepreneur Paul Simon (the brains behind the YDE chain) and retailer Arie Fabian. The ultra-cool store showcases unique and cutting edge local and international beauty, fashion, accessories and wellness brands, complemented by in-store food offerings from top local chefs and a variety of cool spaces. After a series of delays in 2021, the first We Are Egg store in Joburg is now scheduled to open in early 2022 at The Zone@Rosebank (in the space formerly occupied by Piza e Vino).

Luke Dale Roberts’ second Joburg restaurant

In spring 2021 the much-awarded Cape Town chef Luke Dale Roberts launched his first full-time Joburg restaurant The Shortmarket Club in Rosebank. A little birdie has informed us that the chef will be opening a second Joburg venture in 2022, although unfortunately we have been sworn to secrecy regarding the what, when and where! Watch this space…

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