A Mediterranean deli is set to replace JC Rook & Sons in Sittingbourne Significant Avenue.
There was widespread shock and disappointment when the butchers’ chain, which had 11 stores across Kent, went into administration with out warning in March.
The shop has been empty considering that but nowadays (Wednesday) it is set to open up as P & R Italian Shop, giving fresh and dry meals imported from Italy.
It is currently being run by Giggi Rosa and Claudio Pucci, who personal The Italian Store with branches in Tunbridge Wells, Westerham and Oxted.
Giggi’s cousin, William Pucci, will be supporting his family as the retail store commences serving shoppers.
He reported: “Giggi made use of to have a retailer back again in Italy, but 4 a long time in the past he opened his very first shop in Westerham and now we’re likely from energy to toughness.”
The spouse and children also hope to open more shops in Kent – in Maidstone and Gillingham.
William extra: “From our sauces, to our cheeses, to our pizzas, to our pastries, it is all imported, we have palettes that arrive in from Italy every day.
“Sittingbourne does not truly have a spot that just does Italian and there is a large amount of persons out there that would appreciate to make a wonderful carbonara but they really do not know how to get the ideal components to make it the appropriate Italian way.
“So not only can they acquire the elements in this article but we will also assistance them with recipes.
“It’s a very little little bit more than just a grocery retail outlet, we have a place you could sit down and have a slice of pizza and which is why we have currently been bombarded with persons going for walks by pretty excited.”
Named soon after Giggi’s daughter, the shop is offering its first buyers a 10% welcome lower price if they mention ‘John despatched you’ when at the until, as nicely as free of charge pizza to the very first 50 men and women by the doorways.
William concluded: “It’s a little little bit far more pricey, but it’s quality.
“It’s healthful, very good for your body and it preferences terrific.
“So we’re not likely to apologise for staying a minor bit extra costly, and you have got to hold in thoughts we do have to pay out shipping all the way from Italy.”
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