Italian restaurant and food shop Carluccio's will be opening its first new generation store outside of the capital following a pilot in London's Spitalfields.
Opening at Bondholder intu Derby, the new restaurant will bring 32 jobs to the city and a comfortable and stylish dining space. Complete with communal kitchen table, diners will be able to watch the chefs in action creating dishes from scratch using recipes by Antonio Carluccio.
Dan Murphy, General Manager of intu Derby, said: "Marketing Derby played an instrumental role in attracting Carluccio’s to the city of Derby. They highlighted the city’s many attributes and its ambitions for the future which is meaning more and more brands are wanting to invest in our city. I am delighted that Carluccio’s chose intu Derby for their new restaurant, they are a great brand to add to the centre and a perfect addition to our current restaurant offering."
Reflecting the heritage of the brand, the new look brings with it the deli, stocked with an abundance of fresh produce including salamis and cheeses, and the retail area to the fore. The food shop will be filled with a range of beautifully-packaged gifts from pastas and olive oils through to biscuits and chocolates as well as wine and spirits.
Neil Wickers, CEO of Carluccio's, said: "The Derby restaurant will celebrate and amplify all the small things that have made Carluccio's one of the country's most loved restaurant groups."
Erin Peyman, Property Acquisition Manager at Carluccio's, commented: "We first met Marketing Derby at BCSC and since then they have kept us up to date with the exciting changes and developments within the City Centre – their assistance was a factor in us choosing Derby as a location for a Carluccio’s restaurant. They even gave us a guided tour of the City which really helped with the decision making. Thank you to Marketing Derby for your help in this process, I think every city/town should have a team like this promoting what they have to offer."
John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby — which has been making the business case for Carluccio's locating to Derby for the past few years — commented: "We've been working for some time to bring this prestigious brand into Derby and are delighted they have chosen the city for their new concept."