New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Connaught Place, which has been the hub for retail therapy and food binging in the capital, will now have an additional lifestyle hub under one roof, boasting multiple eateries along with shopping options.

Christened as The Colonnade, the hub which will officially launch on June 1, will be located at Block B in the inner circle.

The Colonnade is being developed in two stages starting with the food and beverage concept space, spread over 25,000 sq ft.

Already on board are an array of quick and casual dining options including brands like Burger King, Punjabi by Nature, Keventers, Wanchai by Kylin, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pita Pit and Fat Lulu's.

The hub also offers options like The Permit Room, an all-new Mediterranean sports bar by the team behind Raasta; Pan-Asian treats by Mamagoto; brews at The Beer Cafe and Café Delhi Heights.

"We wanted to give the people of Delhi a lifestyle experience like never before and there couldn't have been a better place than Connaught Place," Manav Deep Singh, director of 'The Colonnade', said in a statement.

"'The Colonnade' is now a destination where we have created a mix of unique sought after restaurant brands and would also be doing the same with retail and more dining options in phase two," he added.

The idea behind it is "to create the ultimate lifestyle destination with live music, shopping, events, great food and a whole lot of fun activities around the year keeping in mind the heritage and history of its location".

The second phase of development for 'The Colonnade' is scheduled for later. It will further see select food and retail brands come on board across an additional 30,000 sq ft.