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Moyo' s restaurant at the Market Theatre, a meeting place for the local who's who in showbiz, has closed shop.
The restaurant closed about two weeks ago. Strategically positioned within the Market Theatre complex, Moyo's has been a favourite joint of celebrities, actors and artists since 2002.
Market Theatre acting chief executive Malcolm Purkey said Moyo's lease had expired and its management had chosen not to renew it.
"Nex t time around we will propose that whoever wants to run a business here must have a bar, coffee shop and restaurant serving affordable light meals," Purkey said.
"Most customers who went to Moyo's went there to sit for something like three hours and were therefore not a theatre audience."
The proposal papers for a new establishment should be out within two weeks or so, according to Purkey.
Sources told Sowetan that Moyo's menu had been too expensive for most theatre-goers and artists, most of whom never bothered to have a meal there.
Moyo's said that while it was sad that they had to close the Market Theatre branch, they were not abandoning the city altogether.
Brand manager Dries van der Merwe said they were looking at venues " that will allow us to offer a complete Moyo's experience".