Vagabond to launch further four sites

Operating wine bar and shop hybrids throughout London, Vagabond is preparing to add up to four more London sites to its portfolio over the following eight months.

Photo: Vagabond

Vagabond, which recently opened its sixth store in London’s Paddington, is planning to launch an additional four sites in the City, Canary Wharf and on the South Bank between September and December this year, reports Drinks Retailing News.

Managing Director Stephen Finch said: “We are now heavier on the on-trade side and these new sites will continue with this format, but we will always maintain a retail element.

“The new sites will be larger, similar in size to our Victoria, Paddington and Battersea sites. They will have a larger footprint because we find that has been more interesting for us. One of our biggest challenges is that, during busy periods, we can’t get enough people to fit into the smaller units.

“We have looked at areas that have a high concentration of good quality office workers. In the daytime they come for the retail element and at night they come in for drinks.”

Leave your reply

Most Recent Stories

Nearly half say the regions represented are the most important factor on a wine list

A poll conducted by the drinks business has found that the regions being represented was the most important factor on a wine list for almost half of all respondents, with wines that have been carefully matched with food offerings another key consideration.

The 10 best Valentine's Day gifts for wine lovers

Valentine's Day is a day for romance, and what better way to celebrate love than with wine-related gifts?

London institution Shampers wine bar to close after 43 years

A mainstay on the London dining scene for some 43 years, Shampers wine bar and restaurant has announced that it will be closing its doors.

Queen to launch a royal brown sauce

Opinion is split over the Queen's estate launching its own range of condiments, including a ketchup and a brown sauce, due to its eyewatering prices.

Woman discovers 'rusty nail' inside her Pret A Manger breakfast

A woman has taken to social media to share pictures of her Pret A Manger breakfast that allegedly contained a wholly unwelcome addition: a rusty nail. 

Most Recent Stories

Nearly half say the regions represented are the most important factor on a wine list

A poll conducted by the drinks business has found that the regions being represented was the most important factor on a wine list for almost half of all respondents, with wines that have been carefully matched with food offerings another key consideration.

The 10 best Valentine's Day gifts for wine lovers

Valentine's Day is a day for romance, and what better way to celebrate love than with wine-related gifts?

London institution Shampers wine bar to close after 43 years

A mainstay on the London dining scene for some 43 years, Shampers wine bar and restaurant has announced that it will be closing its doors.

Queen to launch a royal brown sauce

Opinion is split over the Queen's estate launching its own range of condiments, including a ketchup and a brown sauce, due to its eyewatering prices.

Woman discovers 'rusty nail' inside her Pret A Manger breakfast

A woman has taken to social media to share pictures of her Pret A Manger breakfast that allegedly contained a wholly unwelcome addition: a rusty nail.