Joseph Romeo, Director of the Romeo Retail Group.
The new Locali by Romeos IGA officially opened on March 22nd and is a Europe-inspired fresh food hall that anchors the lower level of retail on Brookfield Place at 388 George Street in Sydney.
The modern 1,600 square meter fresh food market, named after the "locals" it serves, offers a unique shopping and dining experience with a comprehensive supermarket and fresh produce with fruits and vegetables fresh from the Sydney markets every day A dine-in café with a barista who offers a fresh brew from Vittoria coffee, a dine-in restaurant, a walk-in cheese room and cheese bar with a selection of cheeses from all over the world, a sushi bar with chefs serving fresh ones every day Prepare handmade sushi, meat and fish offerings, continental delicacies, salumi bar, fresh pizza, Italian bakery, florist and a liquor store with wine tasting.
Romeo Retail Group owner and director Joseph Romeo described the store opening as a monumental day and dream come true for the whole family. He changed the way Sydneysiders buy groceries with the brand new grocer with a European feel for the CBD office worker and shoppers in Sydney.
"Locali brings the beloved traditional Italian grocer to the heart of Wynyard with a modern and stylish twist," said Romeo.
"We are so proud of this concept and have chosen to open on Brookfield Place Sydney as the area is undeniably innovative and located in an iconic and historically significant part of the city."
This is the first time the Romeo family has launched a supermarket restaurant offering that also offers a range of authentic take-away products. To create a one-of-a-kind proposition, the retailer has teamed up with veteran chef and restaurateur Orazio D & # 39; Elia, who himself started Italian Matteo Downtown in Double Bay, Sydney, to cater to diverse tastes and recipes from regions across the world Italy with a choice of pizza, chicken and pasta to offer with some of the great wines on offer in the shop.
Romeo will also soon be launching an app that shoppers can use to order lunch or pick up dinner.
The Romeo family has continued the tradition of bringing families together with food. "Mangia, Mangia," complains Romeo, which means "eat, eat". They wanted to create a meeting place where shoppers can shop and dine together in the store.
Each of the departments is represented by a family member to recognize their hard work and accomplishments in the family business – Elizabeth the heroine of the deli, Antonio as the head of the family in the cafe, Paul at the center of the business and the business as the founder and developer, Anthony at the helm of the Kitchen as the engine of the restaurant and business as the founder who runs the administration and finances and for the first time the introduction of a bar in the supermarket where the house is located some of the best wines in South Australia and where Joseph is at the top he enjoys a good drop of wine.
The second Locali store is expected to open in June 2021 at Wynyard Station in Sydney.