‘The pandemic has finally stung us’: York shop closes after 12 years

25 Jan 2021 @ 5.49 pm
| Business

A York city centre shop has closed after serving customers for 12 years.

Demijohn has shut and moved out of its Museum Street home.

The ‘liquid deli’ sold a unique range of handmade British food and drink.

Founded in Edinburgh in 2004, the company considered its York branch its flagship bricks-and-mortar store.

But although it has closed, the business is still trading – and there are plans to return to the city.

‘Sad for us and for York’

Inside the shop, complete with social distancing measures, last year. Photograph: Demijohn York on Facebook

Demijohn managing director Angus Ferguson told YorkMix: “As of last week we took the very hard decision to close our 11 Museum Street store for the foreseeable future.

“It is sad for us and for York. The pandemic has finally stung us too!

“The good news is that we are very much still in business and will continue to process mail order sales from our head office and farm in south west Scotland.”

Another empty York shop

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Angus said: “We have a long and happy 12 year relationship with York and many customers.

“We will be back in York at food festivals and other events as soon as conditions allow and our plan is to have a smaller local outlet in York to allow our customers to refill their Demijohn bottles as soon as possible.”