Ian James and Nick Selby

Owners of Melrose & Morgan, a grocery shop and kitchen providing freshly prepared food and artisan products

"It's about taking a gamble, it's about pushing yourself, it's about letting go of something that isn't working for you."

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.


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Nick and Ian opened Melrose and Morgan in the Autumn of 2004. Their grocery shop in London’s Primrose Hill had soon garnered a reputation for championing artisan food producers, making simple tasty food and becoming a creative hub for the local commu...
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