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Roosevelt Slept in London Market

New shop recreates historic England

SALT LAKE CITY -- October 12, 2001 (Anne Bradshaw)

     Teddy Roosevelt is known to have slept in an old coach house at 430 East South Temple, Salt Lake City - in the parking lot behind Mrs. Backer's Bakery. On October 20th visitors can once again enter this lovely old building, now renovated in an entirely different fashion, and known as London Market.
      Returned missionaries from the British Isles, and other Anglophiles, will think they've stepped back into historic England when they attend the opening of this new 'olde worlde' store. To welcome them, the owners, English LDS members Robin and Elizabeth Grey, will be dressed in period costume, and will be serving samples of genuine English trifle and Scottish shortbread. Their daughter, Leanne, fresh from her outstanding debut at the Timpanogas Story Telling Festival this September, will be reciting Roald Dah'l revolting rhymes throughout the day.
      "Our mission," says Robin, "is to provide a range of British products at a fair price, with a guarantee of freshness, in a warm and friendly atmosphere."
      London Market will stock a large range of English chocolates and sweets, together with many grocery items never before seen in Utah. In the near future they will also carry Irish Linen, Nottingham Lace and a variety of other gifts, such as unique cups and saucers, old time English music CDs, English prints, and a range of English St George Cross items, all at unbeatable prices.
      "Keeping the price low is one of our goals," says Robin's wife, Elizabeth. "We are developing a web site at that will be operational around the New Year. Items will be far cheaper than currently available on the Internet."
      Outside the village store, from November onwards, will be an authentic antique King George IV Royal Mail post box, imported at great expense from England, and certain to draw much curiosity whilst creating a significant landmark to the streets of Salt Lake City.

Anne Bradshaw is the author of 'Terracotta Summer' & 'Chamomile Winter'
Christian LDS Fiction set in British Isles
Published by Cedar Fort Inc., Utah.
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