In April 2009, the construction of the new building started. The first phase has been completed and has got a VIP Lounge, 6 Bars (Downstairs: Mzimkhulu, Jerusalem, and Nkandla; Upstairs: VIP Bar, Mzumbe, and VVIP Bar), Butchery and Restaurant. The deck has also been renewed.
The second phase comprises of a hair and nails salon, a merchandise store and reception room, tailored suit boutique, conference room and two offices. In April 2017, MEC Sile Zikalala, along with other senior representatives of eThekwini Municipality and Umlazi, cut the red ribbon at the launch of the new auto spa (car wash) and private lounge that adjoins the restaurant.
Mr Zikalala said Max’s Lifestyle is an ambassador for progress and achievement. However, he added that townships are not only about entertainment and fun, development provides the opportunity to preserve the culture and history of Umlazi as well as the people who lived there and educate our children about our past through the establishment of township museums.
The new building has turned out more exciting than initially expected and now Max’s Lifestyle Village is even hosting functions for private companies and seeing more tourists visiting us. There is still a lot of work to be done and on our plans. This is just a beginning. We will continue to strive to be the best!