Independent grocery group Romeo’s is set to open Locali by Romeo’s, a sprawling European-inspired food hall in Sydney’s CBD, in mid-March. The multifaceted market, on the lower level of a redeveloped George Street building, will cover 1600 square metres, encompassing both dine-in and takeaway options, as well as fresh food to take home.
Expect something similar to famous international food halls such as Eataly, Harrods and Mercado de San Miguel. There’ll be a walk-in cheese room; a continental-style delicatessen; a pizzeria; a dine-in cafe and restaurant; a sushi bar; stalls selling meat, fish, salumi and nuts; an Italian bakery; a florist; and a liquor store.
“Our unique in-store experience of fresh food and dine-in options is strongly supported by our niche, locally sourced products, which support Australian farmers and producers,” said Joseph Romeo, owner of Romeo’s Retail Group. “This is complemented by our unique global range.”
The 1976 building – located on the corner of King and George Streets – was refurbished last year. In addition to Locali, there’ll be offices, a rooftop bar and five levels of retail. A second Locali will open midyear in the new $2 billion development in Brookfield Place.
Locali by Romeo’s will be at 388 George Street, Sydney.