New Cape Town art and design district welcomes retailers


The V&A Waterfront’s Silo District is set to become Cape Town’s newest art, culture and design district.


The Silo District is developed around the historic grain silo–turned–Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa which is nearing completion and opens to public in late September. 


This month a number of the district’s retailers opened their doors: The Guild Group, jewellery designer Kirsten Goss, fashion designer Kat van Duinen, lifestyle botanist Opus, and Glasshouse Rejuvenation, a high-end beauty salon.


Joining them later in the year will be The Yard, an all-day pan-Asian inspired eatery; Si!, a Spanish and African infused gastronomy pub, and internationally known audio-visual experts Bang & Olufsen. The new concept Radisson Red Hotel will open in the Silo District in September, and the District is already home to eateries such as Woolworths’ NOW NOW, Sushi Box, the Granary Café and the Willaston Bar located within the prestigious Silo Hotel, as well as a Virgin Active Classic Club.


“The V&A Waterfront has taken a three-pronged approach to development at the Silo District, focusing on providing a mixed-use space in which people can live, work and play. Our residential and commercial office offerings have been well known for a while, but our lifestyle and leisure plans for the district are also reaching fruition,” said David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront.


“With Zeitz MOCAA at its core, we wanted the Silo District’s retail offering to reflect the creativity, design, art and culture embodied by the museum. Today’s opening is a small teaser focused on our retailers, and a preview of what to expect from our Grand Opening in September, when Zeitz MOCAA opens to the public and final few retailers open,” added Green.

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