Back in 2004, two Hackney dwellers had an idea, they wanted to create a proper Grocers, bringing the best quality food to the people of North London. Naming the company after their respective mothers, Melrose and Morgan was born.
Before opening their first store, Nick had founded East Photographic, an Agency working with commercial photographers and clients including Conde Nast, Hermes, Motorola, and Saatchi and Saatchi.
Whereas Ian’s background was in the subsidised arts sector and in 2000 had overseen the redevelopment, opening and running of The Wapping Project - a Grade II listed derelict power station in London’s East End. The building became synonymous with challenging and inspiring art in an unusual setting.