Home from Home "the ex-pats' shop" is scheduled to open before the end of September.

Located at 148 Route d'Arlon in Strassen, the ground-floor retail space covers 100m2. Leased in July, the premises have now been redecorated, and the fixtures and fittings are currently being installed.

John Heffernan and Mark Hollis, both of whom have worked in Luxembourg for 20 years in the financial services sector, are equal partners in this exciting new venture.

Talking with Chronicle.lu, they plan to sell British, Irish, American, Australian and South African, etc., goods, including non-perishables (alcoholic drinks, non-alcoholic drinks), perishables (meat, meat products, dairy products, as well as biscuits, cereals, sweets, etc.), also greeting cards and seasonal products. Also, customers with special dietary requirements will be catered for, with a range of gluten-free products to be stocked, for example.

They explained that the stock will be sourced from more than a dozen different suppliers, including wholesalers and cash-and-carry.

John stressed that they will "try to be price-sensitive" in offering a range of quality products. Meanwhile, Mark explained that the location is "very central and close to the motorway, as well as to the European School in Mamer and other locations frequeted by the ex-pat community".

The new store will be open 7 days/week. More details on the exact date of the opening, etc., will be published when confirmed.