Romeos Retail Group launched its newest concept store in Sydney on April 22nd. Romeo's Food Hall IGA is located in the Locomotive Workshop in South Everleigh and is said to be inspired by businesses in Europe and the United States. It has a pizzeria, a pastry shop, a sushi bar and a carvery.
It opens just a month after Romeo's IGA launched Locali on George Street in Sydney. As with Locali, Romeo worked with Chef Orazio D & # 39; Elia on the food menu in the new store.
The extensive food-to-go offer is aimed at both locals and workers in the city center. A growing number of companies operate in the district, including the Seven Network and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
In addition to freshly prepared food, the new shop offers a variety of niche products from local and international manufacturers. There is a fishmonger in the shop, a walk-in cheese room, a florist in the shop (sweetly called Romeo and Juliet) and a large selection of fresh local fruit and vegetables that create a sophisticated, fresh market feel.
The owner and director of the Romeo Retail Group, Joseph Romeo, compares the business to a good red wine.
"It just gets better and better over the years," he says.
The store has a unique appearance thanks to the building in which it is located. The locomotive workshop, founded in the late 19th century, is one of the most important historical buildings in the state. Made of a two-story sandstone and brick structure, it displays historical features such as cast iron columns, wrought iron trusses, and historical artifacts throughout the district. These historical features are highlighted in Romeo's store through creative lighting and displays.
On behalf of Mirvac Retail, National Leasing Strategy Manager Manuela De Rossi said they were “excited” that the Romeo family is part of the South Everleigh location.
"We've carefully curated the retailers we've brought to South Everleigh," she says.
“We have other chains that want to be part of it too. And Romeo proved to us that they can really be authentic and really connect with the community.
“We have the lowest and the highest wage class (live in this area). You love diversity and want to connect and be together. We believe that Romeo's family will celebrate this with the community and give them what they need in a one-stop shop. "