South Bank’s fresh food offering is set to be bolstered by a 600sqm gourmet market, The Pantry on Grey, opening at Southpoint (read our story about Southpoint here) in late February, 2017.

Owned and operated by local produce expert David Faranda, The Pantry on Grey will feature fresh fruit and vegetables, a full service delicatessen with an extensive local and international cheese selection, a butcher specialising in dry aged beef, fresh juice bar, florist and espresso bar.

Adding to this gourmet mecca will be an in-house chef to prepare take home meals, salads, sandwiches and wraps.
Mr Faranda said, it was a combination of his passion for produce and a desire to deliver customers a unique yet service-driven experience that triggered his idea for the market.

“I have been in the fruit and vegetable industry my whole life, having worked in my father’s store from the age of five through to owning my own business for the last 18 years.

From this I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience which will serve our customers exceptionally well at The Pantry on Grey. We are a family business first and foremost with strong service and quality based values. We want our customers to love visiting us and letting us help them. Whether it’s for a snack, coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner at home or a special dinner party, or flowers to brighten someone’s day, it will always be with care from our family to yours.”

Mr Faranda highlighted Southpoint’s robust location features as key when selecting it to home his first major venture.

“We have been waiting for the right location to embark on this venture and Southpoint ticked all the boxes. Being in South Bank, its proximity to the city, major transport links, hospitals, schools, universities, TAFE, offices, hotels and apartments made it a compelling choice. We are really excited about being one of the first fresh food offerings in South Bank;

the design concept has been carefully considered to provide patrons a stylish yet welcoming gourmet experience – it will be real feast for all the senses!”

Co-anchored by Woolworths, the lower ground of Southpoint’s retail plaza, is 100% leased with high profile outlets including Neil Perry’s Burger Project, Mrs Luu’s Vietnamese, Pourboy, Stone Artisan Bakery as well as Terry White Chemmmart Pharmacy will be opening their doors around the same time as The Pantry on Grey.

Anthony John Group’s Managing Director Tony John said the end result will see the closing of a gap that currently exists in the area’s retail mix.

“South Bank will now have a comprehensive fresh food offering that compliments its already amazing food and lifestyle experience. Southpoint will be a balanced blend of neighbourhood services and food in a singular location, catering for a very diverse customer base, from residents, workers, commuters, locals and tourists – day/night, weekdays and weekends.”