The plant-based chocolatierie, Tempt, on High Petergate have submitted a planning application to City of York Council to repaint the exterior.
Formerly Mullen & Mullen, the bespoke tailoring company relocated to a bigger premises in Middlethorpe last year.
Earlier this year, Tempt moved into the building and opened with the goal of ‘bringing delicious, ethical and eco plant-based chocolate to everyone – vegan or otherwise’.
Founded by chocolatier Karen Waller and joined by chef Jordan Murphy, a Kickstarter campaign was launched prior to opening to help cover costs of essential equipment and ingredients. They exceeded their goal by over £2,000.
And now Tempt is aiming for a new look to fit in with the rest of its surrounding buildings.
Closer to original design
Currently the entire shopfront of the Grade II listed building is painted blue and ‘does not therefore match the design nor aesthetic’ as the other shopfronts on the street, including the flats above.
Tempt is proposing to ‘repaint the shopfront exterior to make it consistent with the
detailing of the rest of the block, and closer to its original design.’
They are also proposing to paint the shop door in a ‘friendly, welcoming’ pink which will fit the theme of the other shopfronts that have variously-coloured doors.