A York shop has closed and is preparing to move out of its prominent position in the city centre.
Goldsmiths jewellers on Spurriergate, York, has shut for the final time.
It comes as part of a major shake-up among the city’s jewellery retailers – and before a big potential makeover for that building.
A sign in the shop window says: “Unfortunately, this showroom is now closed.
“May we take this opportunity to thank you for your valued custom. Your Goldsmiths team.”
It directs customers to the “nearest alternative showroom”, Mappin & Webb, just yards away on Coney Street.
That shop, too, is set to close as the retailer moves to the former Debenhams store on Davygate, with a Rolex showroom in the next door unit, once home to Virgin Money.
And Beaverbrooks has already closed its jewellery shop three doors down from Goldsmiths having moved to a new store on Davygate.
Meanwhile, plans are in to give 12-16 Spurriergate, home of Goldsmiths until today, a makeover.
The building, part of an 11-house four-storey terrace built in 1841, is Grade II listed.
Leeds-based property company Park Newton Estates Ltd has applied to change the shop and convert the offices on the floors above into three self-contained flats.
It wants to keep the ground floor as retail space, but demolish the circular stair at the back of the shop, and insert a new, private staircase for tenant access to the floors above.
The front of the shop would be remodelled to create an entrance to the flats. It would be given a new painted timber shop front.
You can read and comment on the plans here.