Grocery retailer Spar has launched a convenience store pilot intended for busy inner city locations in Vienna. The 2,690 sq ft store is located right in Babenbergerstraße 9, and employs a staff of 22.

The new concept is called Food in the City and offers takeaway food as well as fresh lunch menus that can be consumed in an in-store seating area. The store opens from 7.30am to 8pm. Spar plans to open three more stores in Vienna in 2012, before bringing the new concept to other cities in the country.