The Drop scales up franchise store opening
Drop Kensington is the second franchise store to open this year, following Drop on the Common in Clapham, in March. It is owned and operated by wine professional Dominic Condon who has worked in bars, shops and restaurants in the UK and abroad, bringing in harvests in New Zealand, Tuscany and Provence. He said that opening Drop Kensington as “dream of mine [that] has come true”.
Meanwhile the Drop Dulwich is owned and operated by Australian-born Hayley Try Carreira, who has worked in the London restaurant scene for over a decade, most recently as operations manager at José Pizarro Group, and prior to that Selfridges, and Zucca. Previous roles include restaurant manager at Chrysan for Hakkasan, and Viajante and assistant manager at two-Michelin starred establishment The Ledbury.
Carreira said that The Drop Dulwich has given her “the perfect balance between being a business owner, working with a great network of professional people, and the latest technology with the app bringing great wine to people’s doors in the South East of London.”
The Drop Dulwich opens its door on 8 October.
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