Sheela K. Bailey is the owner of British Emporium, which now has a pop-up location in Richardson inside restaurant Fish & Fizz. (Courtesy British Emporium)
The business hails from historic downtown Grapevine and offers traditional British foods, such as Christmas puddings, brandy butter, mince pies, crackers and more. It will be open inside of British eatery Fish & Fizz throughout the holiday season, according to a recent news release.
“During these challenging times when homesick Brits can't travel, comfort food is the order of the day,” British Emporium owner Sheela K. Bailey said in the release. “They can stock up on essential British groceries and pick up a classic meal to take home for the family. No passport required!”
Fish & Fizz owner Nick Barclay said the partnership presented an innovative way to populate his restaurant during a time when dine-in business has slowed.
“You must think outside the (phone) box to survive,” Barclay joked in the release. “We’re really looking forward to see where this creative collaboration will take us.”
The original British Emporium has been open for nearly 30 years, according to the release. Along with offering British goods, the business also hosts community-related events, such as car shows, meet-and-greets with British celebrities, royal celebrations, “Doctor Who” parties and more.
The Richardson pop-up, located at 400 N. Coit Road, Ste. 1908, Richardson, is open Thursday through Sunday from noon-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.british-emporium.com.