Mark visited artisan cheesemonger, Paxton & Whitfield, this morning to open their new flagship shop Jermyn Street, along with Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Susie Burbridge.
The shop at 93 Jermyn Street, has been refurbished with great care both upstairs and downstairs and continues to feature traditional elements, consistent with the heritage of this longstanding brand. Paxton & Whitfield first moved to 93 Jermyn Street in 1896 and although the shop has undergone cosmetic internal changes over the years it had not had a full refurbishment for many years. The central focus of the shop continues to be the delicious range of British and Continental European artisan cheeses that Paxton & Whitfield is well known for but another important element of the re-fit has been the total reconfiguration of the basement that includes completely new and improved state-of-the-art maturing rooms to mature the cheeses.
Mark said: “It’s been an honour to help open Paxton & Whitfield’s new look shop today, meet the team and sample some of the delicious cheeses on offer. The importance of local, independent stores making a priceless contribution to the diversity and vibrancy of the local community cannot be underestimated. I wish them well.”