The lively shopping mix in York city centre has never stood still, with stores coming and going all the time.
And that is certainly true right now as four more shops have closed their doors.
York’s retail heart is still beating strongly – the city has fewer High Street vacancies than most in England. But it’s still sad to lose some familiar faces. So which ones have gone?
It opened at the top of Shambles in 2015 by Alex O’Malley. According to the Indie York website, “Paperesque’s mission was to spread the love and admiration that they had for the artisans and the craftsmanship involved in producing handmade stationery.”
Ellie Warburtons Cakes
The shortest-lived shop on this list, Ellie Warburtons Cakes was from the famous Warburton baking stable. It only opened in May, offering “top notch cake” from its Stonegate base. You could also eat in at the small café.
But yesterday, it said on Instagram: “We’ve had a wonderful time serving you fresh and flavourful treats in our pop-up shops in Skipton and York. And this isn’t goodbye! We’re taking all of our learnings online to elliewarburtonscakes.co.uk, where you can still get your hands on our range of cakes.”
Fashion house Crew Clothing has left Low Petergate. It specialised in casual wear for men and women and was part of a larger chain.
A notice in the window reads: “We’re closed. Don’t worry. You can continue to shop with us at our York Outlet & Harrogate stores or shop online at crewclothing.com.”
On the move – Oleria Pattiserie
Greek-inspired Oleria Pattiserie sold all sorts of delicious treats, including biscuits, pastries and knafeh. Its home in Bootham has been cleared out. But the good news is, it’s on the move to new premises in Gillygate. One reader told YorkMix: “I had a chat with the owner the other day and she’s hoping for indoor seating too.”