You might remember that the loss of Oriental City in Colindale hit me quite hard. One of the shops I adored was Utsuwa-no-yakata - our own little outpost of the international Japanese laquerware and pottery brand. I signed up to their mailing list with promises that they'd let me know if they ever resurfaced and then ... nothing.
This morning I received a letter that Utsuwa is back from today and has rebranded itself as Doki Limited - and a new Japanese bakery called "tetote factory" has come to join them.
Their location is Pacific Plaza which was mooted as the new version of Oriental City in Wembley Retail Park - looks like there's life after Colindale yet.
UPDATE 07.12.09: Ibzo went on a reconnaissance mission on our behalf and Pacific Plaza looks mighty promising ...
UPDATE 17.04.11: Looks like Doki may have closed down - see comments below.
UPDATE 22.07.11: Doki reopens next month.
020 8903 0235
Open 7 days a week 10.00-18.30
020 8903 2559
Open 10.00-19.00 except Tuesday
Wembley Retail Park