Contributed by MHA Larking Gowen
2/10/2020 - St Giles Pantry
This month, Norwich becomes home to St Giles Pantry to Upper St Giles Street. The shop cum café will sell food and drink from local suppliers and a destination for those looking to try and buy the spoils of Norfolk.
The Pantry can be visited for daily essentials too, as will be selling fresh fruit and vegetables from local allotments, as well as glass-bottled milk. Plus, those looking for gifts and hampers will be spoiled for choice.
Proprietor, Alan Sabol, says: “The Pantry is a cosy, comfortable place, where people can try local wines and beers, have a coffee and stock up on essentials. Although, the hampers have already proved so popular, we’ve set up a separate commercial unit to deal with demand!”
He explains: “I have been toying with this idea for a couple of years and then, when Covid-19 hit, I saw an opportunity. My 25 years’ experience in hospitality gave me great contacts and business skills so, when I saw this premises had come up, I leapt at the opportunity to bring the Pantry to fruition.”
Alan has renovated the shop in just seven weeks, and it will open to the public mid-October. The shop has an eclectic style, combining old and new – with the decor predominantly inspired by the 1930’s.
Further down the line, Alan also hopes to secure an alcohol license, so visitors will be able to enjoy a tipple on site, including the famous St Giles Gin.
For more details about St Giles Pantry, please visit their website or visit the store from mid-October, at 95A Upper St Giles Street.
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