Please be advised that another application for a liquor license in the Melville area was lodged with the Gauteng Liquor Board.

This is for a Restaurant licence at 27 Boxes in 4th Avenue, Rustic Flair Food and Events – Application GLB 7000013388 

The location of the proposed venue is at 27 Boxes.

You all know that there are more than 40 liquor licenced premises within a radius of 1 kilometre from about the centre of Melville.  Most of you will also know about the troubles during and following a transfer of a liquor licence, e.g. the recent problems at the old Liquor City.  Also, the noise disturbance and nuisance caused by on-consumption liquor licensed outlets.


Residents who are concerned about these issues are encouraged to object – the Gauteng Liquor Board has the authority to either decline a licence or to issue a conditional licence, to for instance limit the type of merchandise that may be sold.


The MRA will, as is the practice lodge an objection in an endeavour also to liaise with the applicant who to date did not reach out to the MRA to engage and also in an endeavour to protect the character of our neighbourhood.


As indicated earlier the deadline for objections to be lodged is 27 November 2020 – see the process below. We were only able to obtain a copy of the application today after numerous attempts.


Please review the application and if you feel it deems an objection you can do so in your personal capacity.


Those wishing to object must do so in writing, addressed to the Gauteng Liquor Board and not the Melville Residents’ Association – A template with some possible reasons for objections is available for download

Consider them carefully with your own situation in mind and adjust as necessary and only use the relevant reasons.


  • Ensure that you supply your details correctly and
  • that the objection is signed and dated

The Liquor Board requires a single copy of the objection (which must be hand-delivered to their offices at Matloto House, 2nd Floor 124 Main Street, Johannesburg) however, to confirm receipt it would be prudent to take a second copy with to the Liquor Board and have both copies stamped as received. The second copy is your confirmation that the Liquor Board has received your objection.

The Melville Residents’ Association Committee will also assist the community if 2 copies of the objection are drop off with Melville Postnet (Corner of 1st Avenue & Main road) on or before 26 November 2020 @ 17:00, whereby an MRA representative will ensure delivery to the Liquor Board.

If you plan to drop off your objection at Postnet, please notify the MRA via

Please note: In addition to the copies to the Liquor board, a copy of the objection must be forwarded to the agent dealing with the application, delivered via email by the objector please copy the Liquor Board and the MRA as proof (the email contacts are on the template)

Agent for Rustic Flair Food and Events: Silver Star Brokers –