London Market

Posted - Nov. 14, 2001 at 7:03 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

There are a great many Anglophiles in Utah. Many people admire England for a variety of reasons. Some love England because of positive vacation experiences. Some have their family roots in England and some have been to The British Isles for business or volunteer activities.

There are many reasons to become an avid Anglophile.

I love to travel to England and especially to London. You experience all of the advantages of visiting a foreign country but you don't have language problems. The British seem to really like Americans and you feel comfortable and welcome while still enjoying the excitement of visiting out of the country.

For those who want to enjoy the London experience without leaving home, there is a new store, The London Market that recently opened in downtown Salt Lake City. Robin and Elizabeth Grey have opened their new venture at 430 E. So. Temple. They sell British gifts, food stuffs, chocolates and sweets, hot drinks, sodas and British groceries.

Robin was born in England and was frequently visiting his friends and family in Lancashire. He would always bring home boxes of biscuits and chocolates for friends and family in Utah. Robin and Elizabeth soon discovered that the demand and acceptance of the British goods had great business potential. And so, The London Market was born.

I think many people have heard over the years that the food in Britain is not very good. That is a bad rap. There are many outstanding restaurants in England. Joyce and I find the Indian restaurants particularly good. There are many noted chefs who have opened highly regarded restaurants, particularly in London, and England has wonderful farm foodstuffs that are fresh and plentiful. Also, English homes are noted for great, basic food. The Food Network regularly features Jamie Farr and The Two Fat Ladies who display the planning and preparation of food from the British Isles.

So, do you miss England? Would you like to enjoy the food and flavor of London? Then go and see Robin and Elizabeth Grey at the London Market.

For Zions Bank, I’m Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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