Eyesore to be transformed

Rochelle de Kock

OVERDUE FACELIFT: New Brighton’s Mendi Bottle Store, the site of which has become a rubbish dump and a haven for criminals, is to get its long-awaited redevelopment, 15 years after it was first mooted. Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN
OVERDUE FACELIFT: New Brighton’s Mendi Bottle Store, the site of which has become a rubbish dump and a haven for criminals, is to get its long-awaited redevelopment, 15 years after it was first mooted. Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN

AFTER 15 years of planning, New Brighton’s Mendi Bottle Store is finally set to get its long-awaited facelift which will see the historical building transformed into a multipurpose cultural centre.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) is in the process of awarding the tender to the successful bidder, who will do the upgrades on the R27-million project.

Although acting executive director for sport, recreation, arts and culture Charmaine Williams said previously Leungo Construction/Star Time Trading were the successful bidders, municipal spokesman Kupido Baron said on Friday that the process had not yet been concluded.

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