The Stalactites Group, owner of Melbourne’s Greek institution Stalactites Restaurant and quick service restaurant Hella Good have confirmed they have purchased two key Jimmy Grants stores – Emporium Melbourne and Fitzroy – to transform in to Hella Good stores.

Emporium will open mid 2020 and Fitzroy in late 2020. Nicole Papasavas of The Stalactites Group is working with MAdE Establishment Group to rehire as many of the existing staff from each store as possible, both to the new Hella Good stores and the historic Stalactites Restaurant in Lonsdale Street.

“We feel very sad about what’s happened with MAdE Establishment Group, however, with this opportunity to take on these two great Jimmy Grants stores, we are doing what we can to support the staff and rework them back into our business,” says Papasavas.

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The first Hella Good store opened in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, in 2017 and the two new Hella Good’s will make a total of three stores across Melbourne.

Hella Good was the winner of best new QSR concept 2019 and is the only Greek restaurant in Australia with Coeliac Australia accreditation. “Our family has been serving Greek cuisine to Melburnians for over 40 years and we are lucky we can continue to do so,” Papasavas said.

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