Publikasie: The Pretoria News
Uitgawe: Tuesday August 29   1989
By: Staff Reporter

FORGET about Paris, Venice, and Vienna when it comes to pavement entertainment – Pretoria can stand on its own.

In what is claimed to be a first for the city, lunch-timers at the Sanlam plaza in Schoeman Street can now chomp away at their hamburgers on Wednesdays and Fridays to the strains of musicians and Mel and Dozey.

Add a “sidewalk boutique” (also known as a flea market) to the affair and voila, who needs to go overseas for the taste of a cosmopolitan city?

The joint venture to promote the shopping centre, was initiated by fast-food outlet Trick or Treat, music store Stolze Pianos and Mr Louis Loubser, organiser of the Flea markets in Pretoria.

“Apart from generating interest in the centre, we hope to get the public involved and make shopping a fun experience,” Mr Loubser said during the launch.

If all goes well, the organisers will consider making the “lunchtime concerts” a daily event. Also on the cards is a fashion parade in the open by some of South Africa’s top designers on October 11.