French pastry shop finds new lease of life in new mall
French pastry shops have found a new lease on life at the new mall in London’s Docklands.
They have been told by the company behind the shopping centre that they must find a new location within the mall.
The French Pastry Company, based in London, has just announced that they have decided to close its current location at St James’s Square, which was originally opened in the 1950s.
Its owners are now looking for a new space in London.
Their website said the new location will be open until May 1, 2018.
One of the founders, Gilles Lebonne, told the Evening Standard: “We are just trying to get through the summer.
We have had so much demand for French pastries in London and we are happy to be opening at the time when the weather is perfect.”
He added: “In addition, we are going to offer free pick-up and delivery, so people can shop from home or from their hotel.”
The site added: ‘It’s also a wonderful opportunity to open up a new store for the new owner.’
The firm, which is based in France, had already opened its current store in London in January.
French pastry maker Guy Goudin, who is based on the island of Crete, said the store will have a “great atmosphere and new menu”.
He said: ‘We are very excited about it and the possibilities that lie ahead.’
He told the newspaper: ‘I think we will have some great surprises waiting for people, we will offer a very new and different menu.’
It’s going to be a very special place for people.
It will be very different from anything that has happened here in the UK.’
A spokeswoman for the firm said: ”It is the intention of the French Pastries Company to remain at St. James’s.
We are proud of the fact that we can offer a French pastry experience with the best in France.’