A Taste of Poland will soon be opening its doors at Langney Shopping Centre in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
Run by Polish friends Dawid Petzelt and Krzysztof Mazur, the store will sell a variety of Polish food and drink including freshly baked sourdough breads made to a traditional Polish recipe, organic honey, spices and Polish beers and spirits.
The pair come from a town called Gorzow in Poland but met in the UK 15 years ago and soon became friends.
They shared a dream to start their own business and the more they explored the idea of a Polish supermarket, the keener they were to make it a reality.
Petzelt said: “We were looking for a location where Polish families tend to live, as well as somewhere that offers free parking for people who travel from farther afield. We also wanted a place where we can showcase Polish specialities for people to try.
“Langney Shopping Centre ticked all the boxes. It’s an ideal place to sell and sample Polish food and that’s why the name of our shop reflects the idea behind it. We’ll be promoting Polish food and a little bit of culture.”
Langney Shopping Centre’s manager, Neil Avis, is delighted to welcome the team behind the new shop. “This is a first for the centre as I don’t think there has been a shop dedicated to selling Polish food and drink here before. I’ve been very impressed with Dawid and Krzysztof’s plans for the store and wish them every success when they open their doors in the coming weeks,” he said.
Work is also nearing completion at the centre’s £6.5 million extension. The year-long building project includes the creation of 13 new shops, a 24-hour gym, resurfacing of the car park and an improved layout.
A number of jobs will be created as a result of the scheme when it opens in September. The joint letting agents are Andrew Criss and Michael Lockhart from Jackson Criss, and Nick Warr and Archie Morris from GCW.