Independent jeweller Pressleys, is set to lead the way in “hybrid retailing” with the opening of its own in-house restaurant, located within its flagship Brighton location.
Called 1909, in celebration of the year the retailer was established, and opening on Tuesday August 1, the small plate, seasonal restaurant will fuse jewellery retailing with a thoughtful food and drink offer.
Accommodating both open bookings and private events, 1909 will offer guests a relaxed and intimate space to enjoy locally sourced, organic small plates and natural wines.
Arranged over two floors above the store, the restaurant will offer lunch every Tuesday and Wednesday and lunch and dinner Thursday through to Saturday which, according to the retailer, will “offer customers a unique and considered retail experience that aims to surpass the traditional jewellery buying journey”.
Commenting on the launch of 1909, Pressleys’ managing director Jonathan Pressley said: “We are thrilled to present the 1909 concept to our customers, clients and the jewellery industry.
“We are proud of the tradition and history associated with our Pressleys retail business and, with the opening of 1909 in our Brighton store, we are also innovating for the future.
“We are excited for new customers and existing clients to view our beautiful collections whilst experiencing fantastic food and drink as part of their retail experience.”