Dallas’ Beloved La Madeleine debuts exciting new bakery concept in Uptown

La Madeleine debuts new bakery concept in Uptown, Dallas

Harrison is working on the La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe in Dallas which is an exciting new bakery in Uptown Dallas, on the ground floor of High Street Residential’s Residences at Park District, a new mixed-use development at 2100 Olive St. It’s slated to debut in summer 2020.

According to spokesperson Jacqueline O’Reilly, this location represents a brand new petite format that will be tailored to meet the needs of the building and the neighbourhood.

At 2,500 square feet, it will occupy a smaller footprint than the usual 4,500 to 5,000 square feet of a typical la Madeleine, with a sharper focus on convenience and flexibility including an array of to-go foods. The location will also feature a vastly expanded coffee and espresso program, and a bigger commitment to croissants

“It’s a completely new la Madeleine experience,” O’Reilly says. “We’re bringing forward the famous recipes la Madeleine is known for, of course, but are excited to introduce guests to many new, bakery, salad, sandwich and shareable offerings.”

“The vibe of la Madeleine Park District is a modern, charming French escape,” she says. “Our landlord at Park District was looking for something special, so this was the perfect opportunity for us to create a daily French retreat for guests, a place that people feel welcome throughout the day.”

She says that la Madeleine classics will be front and center including their signature salads and soups, plus French viennoiserie, pâtisserie, coffee, wine, and sandwiches — “but with a lot of awesome menu innovations,” including dishes they culled from R&D trips to France.

They’ll also be promoting their catering services, which are a hot commodity in the downtown/Uptown areas.

The Residences are a part of Park District, which includes offices, restaurants, and luxury residences. The residential tower, which was developed by High Street Residential, the residential subsidiary of Trammell Crow Company, and joint venture partner, MetLife Investment Management, is connected via a grand plaza to PwC Tower at Park District. Le Madeleine will have pedestrian access via the plaza and Olive Street and feature multiple outdoor patios.

The space will incorporate two shaded patios and boast a quaint French-bakery façade, but the interior will be an open design, a departure from their traditional homey floor plan. Seating options will include bar stools running along the windows, a community table, and banquettes.

1751 The Distillery Bar & Kitchen – Hilton, London Bridge

Completion of a new F&B Concept at 1751 The Distillery Bar & Kitchen at the Hilton in London Bridge

We’ve recently completed a new F&B concept called 1751 Distillery Bar and Kitchen on the ground floor of the Hilton, London Bridge, named after the gin act of the same year. It was an ex Jamie’s Italian, which we have transformed over 12 weeks. Even with the impact of the recent Coronavirus it’s performing incredibly well and is still building, especially group bookings.

Harrison appointed to develop the historic Greenwich site Enderby House

London pub retailer Young’s has appointed Harrison to develop Enderby House in Greenwich. The historic building on the Thames Path will be restored to offer 140 covers inside, 70 on a ground-floor terrace and 30 on the roof. There will also be a first-floor octagonal private dining room with panoramic views. It is the company’s fifth pub in Greenwich and 18th on the Thames.

This historic building is where the cables for the first transatlantic underwater communications were loaded on to Brunel’s SS Great Eastern. It will be restored to former glories and reopen in the summer as a premium Young’s riverside pub with two terraces overlooking Canary Wharf.

The Juno Rooms – The Publican Awards 2020

The Juno Rooms – The Publican Awards 2020

We are delighted that Urban Pubs and Bars, new concept The Juno Rooms, Watling Street, EC4M 9DD, created by the Harrison team has been shortlisted for The Best New Pub/Bar category for the Publican Awards 2020.

Urban Pubs and Bars operate a number of successful traditional London pubs and bars. The Juno Rooms represented their first foray in a City of London and they instinctively knew they would have to evolve and adapt their portfolio to meet a different set of guest needs and expectations. An amazing transformation. Good luck everyone!

Nando’s reports sales pass £1bn

Nando’s yesterday reported sales rose 8.4% to £1.1bn for the year ending 24 February 2019, compared with £969.3m the year before.

Over the past 22 years, we have worked with Nando’s, continually evolving this iconic brand and ensure that it remains relevant and compelling to its customers and their needs.

Nando’s reported high levels of confidence in the business and growth prospects as it invested in new restaurants, infrastructure and expanded the international footprint”.

There’s always a risk of losing authenticity as you grow!