British Emporium debuts Richardson pop-up inside of Fish & Fizz

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)
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)

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)

British Emporium, a pop-up shop offering British groceries and gifts, opened in Richardson on Oct. 1.

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.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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