In Châteauroux, Espace bio will open a catering area

In Châteauroux, Espace bio will open a catering area

Espace biostore, as an organic pioneer, was established in 1972 In a former little shop in the Saint-Jacques district of Châteauroux. In 2020, the question of his transfer was raised: “Our historical clients were getting old. We had a problem renovating it due to lack of visibility“, explains Gaëtan Favard, director since 2018.

busy hub

Finding a new site was not easy. After ten months of operation, the lively Espace moved to Avenue de Verdun at the end of November, a very busy road, In the building of the former Maison du bricoleur Thus, it increases from 500 to 1000 m2. The result is not long in coming: new customers are being created, despite the context of declining purchasing power.

Contrary to what we often hear, it doesn’t have to be the most expensive because it’s organicGaëtan Favard recalled. Organic picks up especially in large distribution. There’s talk of a 20% drop in organics in 2022, but that’s not what I’m seeing in my store as it’s only 5-6% down. Our customers consume differently: they take only what they need, not waste. “

With the help of two partners, Thierry Favier and Nicolas Salzard, Gaëtan Favard will take advantage of the space available in its new premises to create a catering area there in spring, Bio Lunch, open for lunch from Monday to Saturday with a reception capacity of 40 to 50 covers. Menus will be developed from unsold products (fruits, vegetables, meat, etc.) from the store. In order to reduce the loss. Meals will also be available for take-out.

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