Retail NI Member gets Royal Visit

25 March 2024

Retail NI Member gets Royal Visit

Arcadia Delicatessen, a Lisburn road business of over 90 years standing, is delighted to represent small independent retail businesses on this wonderful occasion of a Royal Visit. Small family businesses are important to the local community and we were thrilled to welcome Her Majesty The Queen.

Laura and Mark Brown spoke to Her Majesty about the role small independent retail business play in maintaining a sense of community and social cohesion and about the importance of shopping local.

ARCADIA DELICATESSEN has been part of the retail offering of Belfast’s Lisburn road since 1933 It is a third generation family business with grandmother Eileen Brown running the business originally, followed by her son, William

Son Mark and his wife, Laura have two daughters Matilda (16) and Dolly (13) who accompanied them in the shop to highlight the strong family ethos behind the business. Three generations of the Brown family were also present.

The shop is a traditional style delicatessen selling cheese, charcuterie, pasta , olives and all sorts of delights.

With a small, but long-standing and dedicated, team of eight staff they are honoured to be a well-loved part of the local high street. Great Customer and renowned poet , Michael Longley recently described this part of the Lisburn rd as ‘the centre of his universe’.

Mark and Laura’s daughter, Dolly presented a posy of locally grown spring flowers to The Queen created by local florist Allison Hood.