Motown’s new chief executive AndrÃ© Harrell is planning to bring the record label’s Motown CafÃ© and concept store to London.
A Motown CafÃ© opened in New York last September and a second is planned for London in the next year.
The company aims to have 30 restaurants worldwide by the end of the decade, and each will incorporate a merchandising shop.
The label – that launched the careers of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson – will spread its name across a range of branded goods.
Harrell, 35, who took over last September, has also mooted the idea of a US-based theme park and says: “I intend to make Motown the black Disney.”
Motown’s parent company, PolyGram, need to recoup the 202m it spent on buying the record company in 1993.