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More openings at Gloucester Food Dock

Gloucester Food Dock is looking forward to more businesses opening during the last two months of the year.

The Hop Kettle was the first venue to open at the new £3.5 million development last month and this Saturday (November 4) will see the opening of Wholly Gelato, followed by Bella Mia Pizza @ No. 1 and GreenDoor @ No. 1 shortly behind.

Since 2018, Wholly Gelato has been treating Gloucester and the surrounding areas to incredible and ever-changing flavours. After starting in the farm shop in Elmore and now setting up a new business in Gloucester city.

Co-owner Will Lee said: "The family are filled with excitement and nervous anticipation in equal measure. We just feel so fortunate to be taking on a unit in such a beautiful and historic location."

The Wholly Gelato team is aiming to expand upon the range of products currently sold from the farm, to create a more all-day offering. They will be adding exclusive food items such as Affogato, waffles and buns to their new menu.

Following Wholly Gelato's opening comes Bella Mia Pizza @ No. 1 and GreenDoor @ No. 1.

Jamie Di Crescienzo & Jake O'Malley started Bella Mia Pizza seven years ago and quickly became a must-have for events local and far.

With VIP clients ranging from the cast of Made in Chelsea to the Greek Royal Family, Jake said: "We have put a lot of time into creating a theatrical open plan kitchen, where you can watch your Neapolitan pizzas being cooked for you in our wood-fired oven."

As for GreenDoor... Well, you'll just have to wait and see.

With more openings set to follow through November and into December, be sure to visit on your way to the winter markets or ice skating to make sure you make the most of every Christmas treat.

Fifteen units will eventually be opened at Gloucester Food Dock.

Planning permission was first granted in 2016 to redevelop 23-15 and 27-29 Commercial Road, two derelict 19th century brick buildings which overlook Victoria Basin in Gloucester Docks.

The original plans submitted by L&R Group were altered in 2019 from five restaurants to 15 independent, food court style units with communal seating areas.

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