Melville Residents' Association

Dear Melville Community,

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 liquor store at 27 Boxes, 4th Avenue, Urbanite Liquor Sales – Application GLB 7000013583

The location of the proposed venue is in 27 Boxes as indicated, though in some parts of the application it is indicated that it will be an on-line sale activity, this was not consistently stated or advertised and as indicated below, conditions are not usually set by the GLB. Affected residents who are concerned about these issues, are encouraged to object.

The MRA will, as is the practice lodge an objection in an endeavour to liaise with the applicant who to date did not reach out to the MRA to engage.

As we are all aware of the potential negative impact of the use of liquor as became more evident during the COVID crisis period and with the experience that the liquor board is not keen to set conditions to licences we urge residents who are concerned to object and state that they request a hearing.

The deadline for objections to be lodged is 25 December 2020 but as it is a public holiday the due date is 28 December 2020 – see the process below. We again experienced some challenges in obtaining a copy of the application.

Please review the application and if you feel it deems an objection you can do so in your personal capacity or in support of the MRA objection – see draft objection


Those wishing to object must do so in writing, addressed to the Gauteng Liquor Board and not the Melville Residents’ Association


  • 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 28 December 2020 @ 10:00, whereby an MRA representative will ensure delivery to the Liquor Board. Postnet is open till the 24th and then again on the 28th.

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

Please note: In additional 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 and not the MRA:

Agent for Urbanite: John S Clarke –

MRA Executive Committee
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