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Romeo’s introduces European-inspired food hall concept

Romeo’s Retail Group will deliver a new-to-Australia, European-inspired food hall concept to the Sydney CBD, opening its Locali by Romeo’s at Brookfield Place Sydney.

The food hall will anchor the lower concourse retail level within Brookfield Properties’ $2 billion office and retail development at Wynyard in the heart of the city.

Connecting Wynyard Station to George Street, Brookfield Place Sydney comprises a new 27-level office tower. The revamped precinct is set to deliver around 68,000sqm of commercial office space and around 6000sqm of premium retail space.

Inside Locali

With interiors by Loopcreative, Locali will deliver a “contemporary fresh food market”. Among its features will be a walk-in cheese room, fresh butcher and dry ageing room, commercial kitchen, dine-in restaurant, authentic fresh pizza, continental delicatessen, Italian bakery, sushi bar, florist, fish monger and a liquor store (where customers can even try the wine before purchase).

This “progressive” new food hall, says Romeo’s, will also offer unique in-store activations and experiences for customers. These will include cooking classes, flower arrangement tutorials, cheese and wine appreciation classes and other team-building and social activities.

Named ‘Locali’ for the ‘locals’ that it serves, the concept will deliver “quality” fresh produce and convenience offerings including sandwiches, salads and sushi, and hot pre-prepared meals. Customers can order online to enjoy a fresh, quality meal to eat in or conveniently take away.

A ’refreshing’ experience for Sydneysiders

Romeo Retail Group owner and Director Joseph Romeo says his company is thrilled to finally launch Locali and “transform the way Sydneysiders purchase groceries forever”.

“This brand-new European market-feel grocer will deliver a refreshing new experience for Sydney CBD office workers and shoppers alike,” he says.

“Locali brings the beloved traditional Italian grocer to the heart of Wynyard with a modern and stylish twist.

“We’re so proud of this concept and have chosen to open at Brookfield Place Sydney as the precinct undeniably exhibits innovation and sits within an iconic and historically significant part of the city. With Wynyard being Sydney’s busiest train station, we are excited to cater to the many commuters and create a new sense of community, for as a family-owned business we are truly designed for the locals.”

Locali will officially open its doors in mid-2021 with the broader mixed-use precinct set to complete within months.

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