British Emporium to continue operating at Fish & Fizz in Richardson

The British Emporium offers a wide selection of imported goods and groceries. (Courtesy The British Emporium)
The British Emporium offers a wide selection of imported goods and groceries. (Courtesy The British Emporium)

The British Emporium offers a wide selection of imported goods and groceries. (Courtesy The British Emporium)

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The British Emporium plans to remain in its space inside Fish & Fizz on a permanent basis. (Courtesy The British Emporium)
The British Emporium pop-up shop that opened inside British eatery Fish & Fizz in Richardson on Oct. 1 is now a permanent part of the restaurant's space.

The business hails from historic downtown Grapevine and offers traditional British foods, such as brandy butter, mince pies, crackers and more. After initially planning to operate the pop-up through the holiday season, British Emporium owner Sheela K. Bailey and Fish & Fizz owner Nick Barkley agreed earlier this month to continue with the two British businesses under one roof.


The original British Emporium has been open for nearly 30 years, according to a news 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.

As British Emporium's new location is smaller than the Grapevine store, any item not available at the Richardson location can be brought over from the flagship store, staff said. The business's location at 400 N. Coit Road, Ste. 1908, Richardson, will continue operating Thursday through Sunday from noon-8 p.m., which are the same hours Fish & Fizz is open. 469-703-4457. www.british-emporium.com
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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