As many York cafés are preparing to reopen after the lockdown, one has announced that it has closed for good.
True Story, a family-run vegan café on Lord Mayor’s Walk, has bid a fond farewell to its customers.
The owners announced on Facebook: “One things leads to another and a new chapter begins.
“True Story is evolving… into our family home.
“We will not be reopening on July 4th and this is ‘Farewell Folks’.
“We’ve had a wonderful time and with beautiful memories the family would like to thank you all, we quite literally could not have done it without you.”
Friends and plaudits
The café – famous for being the building with the Bile Beans sign on its gable end wall – began as Me & Mrs Fisher and was later sold to Tom Murrell for £45,000.
He ran the café with daughters Etta and Fern, who took the decision to turn it vegan.
The relaxed vibe and fresh menu saw the café win plaudits, and a 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor
The news dismayed the café regulars. One said: “We are gutted that you’re ‘moving on and evolving’ but send you our love and blessings for a happy and successful future.
“We loved the whole experience of True Story and the food was pretty yummy too.”