Wembley Park, London’s 365-day neighbourhood, has signed two deals with independent brands: The Grocery Store and Black Sheep Coffee.
Organic goods specialist The Grocery Store has chosen Wembley Park as the place to expand its business, with the local, family-run firm signing a lease on a 1,400 sq ft shop.
Black Sheep Coffee has decided to open its second coffee shop in the neighbourhood, which will span 850 sq ft, and feature a day-to-night leisure concept of coffee in the day and cocktails at night.
Both new signings will occupy part of White Horse Square, which is designed to be focused on community benefits.
Amaad Iqbal, co-owner of The Grocery Store, said: “Wembley Park is absolutely the right place for us to grow our business. In the last year, our customers have spent more and more of their time at home – and we’ve seen just how important it is to them to shop local and support their community. That’s why it’s such an incredible opportunity for us to open our second store, just down the road from our first in Kensal Green, and offer fantastic produce at affordable prices to the growing community of people who live in, work in and visit the area every year.”
Matt Slade, retail director of Quintain, said: “These independents, alongside major brands, will enable the people who live and work here, and those who visit, to find everything they need within a 15-minute walk – whether that’s from their front door, the tube door or their car door.”