Central Square Market

The small fruit and vegetable market at Central Square has been run by four generations of the same family since 1961. In the initial planning of the town, a fruit and vegetable market was to be created at the top of Market Way near the station. However, Market Way was renamed Northway as the Market …

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Shops in Pinelands

An article in the Cape Argus reported that after 20 years Pinelands still had no shops, and it was a purely residential area. Residents used the Pinelands Bus Service to Mowbray and then took the train or trackless tram to shops in Claremont. The Cape Argus article further expanded on the regular deliveries that Claremont …

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A Dry Suburb

Pinelands and Fish Hoek had a national reputation of being the only major suburbs in the country, seen as “dry”, with no bottle stores. Fish Hoek had a legal restriction which was overcome in recent years. However, in Pinelands, where there is no legal restriction, the suburb remains “dry”. Many suburbs make contact with Pinelands …

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