For the last 25 years, The British Emporium has been the premier resource in North Texas for British groceries, gifts, teapots, and pop-culture items. The store will celebrate their silver anniversary on Saturday, February 24 at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Grapevine.
A Hard Night’s Day, a local Beatles tribute band, will showcase the celebration with a “Come Together” concert at 8 p.m. that night. Over the course of two hours, guests will travel down “Abbey Road” with memories of their favourite Beatles tunes, complete with costumes straight out of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Customers of The British Emporium do enjoy all things British and have always had a special fondness for the music of The Fab Four. Reserved seating tickets for the concert are $25.
The band has been a local favourite for nearly 24 years, playing at venues across Dallas/Fort Worth, as well as across the globe, including the Cavern Club in Liverpool where it all began for The Beatles.
The Palace Theatre is a vintage theatre reminiscent of those found throughout the United Kingdom. To enhance the nostalgic feeling of this setting, the concession stand will feature some of those hard to find favourite British treats, chocolates, biscuits, candy and more. These treats can always be found at The British Emporium so it’s only right that they also be on sale at the theatre that day.
The staff at The British Emporium have been actively involved in the local community during the store’s 25 years of business, through events, fundraising, and participation in local organizations. They truly believe they are here to support Grapevine since its residents and visitors have contributed to the store’s success over the years. With this philosophy, they plan to donate proceeds from these events to GRACE, a Grapevine-based nonprofit relief agency that provides food, clothing, financial assistance, and other vital necessities to those in need in the local community.
Tickets can be purchased at www.palace-theatre.com. Service fees may apply.