Premier Gourmet Opening New Location at Walden Galleria
— As many independent houseware stores are closing, Premier Gourmet will expand to a new location in place of the former Williams Sonoma —
Buffalo, NY: Premier Gourmet is excited to announce the opening of a new location at Walden Galleria. After almost 50 years of serving as Western New York’s leading retailer of housewares and fine foods, Premier Gourmet will open its second store in a 5,280 sq. ft. space previously occupied by Williams Sonoma, next to the Apple Store on the shopping center’s lower concourse.
Premier Gourmet’s expansion comes at a time when many independent houseware stores in America are struggling to stay afloat in an increasingly digital marketplace. However, the opportunity to serve a new segment of the WNY community was too great to pass up. The fact that Premier Gourmet was able to retain a significant number of employees displaced from their previous jobs at Williams Sonoma was icing on the cake. Those employees are happy to have a role in curating the store’s selection, which was handled at a corporate level by Williams Sonoma.
This Premier Gourmet location will feature many of the staples of the original store, including a world-class selection of fine foods, housewares, and coffees. The store will also continue the focus and commitment to sell a wide range of Buffalo-themed products, that are made in Buffalo; including Buffalo shaped cutting boards, printed glassware and mugs, Buffalo printed aprons, and locally made food items. A dedicated space for craft cocktail ingredients and utensils will support a growing market, while hot sauce enthusiasts will be excited to find an impressive selection of old favorites and hard-to-find bottles. Of course, Premier Gourmet’s lineup of beautifully arranged gift baskets will also be available, along with a wide array of housewares.
Premier Wine & Spirits founder Burt Notarius first opened Premier Gourmet in 1974 as a gourmet food and cheese store, with the goal of bringing the finest foods of the world to Buffalo. Since then, the original store expanded to offer the region’s largest craft beer selection, over 100 varieties of coffee beans all expertly roasted in-house, an unbeatable selection of high-end housewares, and much more. With Burt’s sons Jon and Mark now at the helm, this new location at Walden Galleria marks a new chapter in the story of one of WNY’s iconic small businesses.
For more information regarding Premier Gourmet at Walden Galleria, please contact Mark Notarius (Premier Gourmet) at 716-870-4545 or by email at [email protected].
About Premier Gourmet
Since 1974, Premier Gourmet’s award-winning store has offered the area’s largest selection of artisan cheeses and meats, gourmet foods, beer, and housewares. At Premier Gourmet, you will find cutlery from brands like Wusthof, Henckels, and Shun. We also feature one of the world’s best craft beer selections, with over 2,000 beers from around the world. Do you love coffee? All of our coffee beans are expertly roasted on premises for maximum freshness. Need a gift? Try one of our beautifully packaged gift baskets, with special Buffalo-theme gift baskets for Buffalo ex-pats. Or, you can shop our world-class grocery and delicatessen if you’re hungry!
About Walden Galleria
Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With over 200 retailers, 9 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, and Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 with RPX theatres and full reclining seats, Walden Galleria truly dominates the retail market. Walden Galleria attracts over 23 million visitors a year by offering an impressive and unique selection of retail, restaurants, and entertainment that cannot be found anywhere else in the market including Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Apple Computer, ZARA, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, Dave & Buster’s, Urban Air Adventure Park, 5 Wits and many more! For more information, visit www.waldengalleria.com.
About Pyramid Management Group
Pyramid Management Group is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.