From now on, in one and the same shop, Angevins can find all the flavors of the world in Angers. A new store, Exotic center, specializing in particular in the sale of exotic products, opened its doors last month at the top of Boulevard du Doyenné.
Once through the doors, the new Exotic Center store, which opened on May 5 on Boulevard du Doyenné, offers its customers a real journey through the five continents. On 380 m² of sales area, this new place created by a couple from Madagascar offers exotic food products, but also cosmetics for black and mixed skin, decoration, a parcel relay and a money transfer point.
« There is the desire to offer products that cannot be found in supermarkets and other exotic stores in the city. », Explains Patricia Catrouillet, the site manager.
With more than 2,000 references, it’s hard not to find what you are looking for, especially for fish lovers. ” We have a large offer with fish rarely offered for sale such as Tilapia, widely used in African cuisine. », Adds Patricia Catrouillet.
In addition to food products from different regions of the world, Exotic center also has a catering section with two cooks who take turns throughout the day. ” We only work with fresh products. Customers can enjoy mafé-based dishes, spring rolls, samosas or even desserts with exotic products. We don’t want to forget anyone, so there are also vegetarian or gluten-free options », Explains the store manager.
Long awaited, the money transfer part will complete the parcel relay point at the end of the month. To run the store, seven people were hired on permanent contracts. ” Everyone is trained to advise customers in the choice of products », Recalls Patricia Catrouillet, back in Anjou after several years in Guadeloupe.
Exotic center, 10 boulevard du Doyenné. Open from June 14, Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.