A unique York café is under new ownership.
When it opened in August 2017, FortyFive Vinyl Café became the city’s first combined record shop and café.
Inspired by Stephen Frears’ romcom High Fidelity, it was the brainchild of Dom White and Dan Kentley.
They have run it ever since, serving food, selling records and hosting live music events. And it has become a hugely popular venue.
But they have just made a big announcement on their Facebook page – they have sold FortyFive, and it has new owners. Ian and Rebecca Reid took over on Monday (20 November).
Dom and Dan said: “We have had such an amazing time building FortyFive Vinyl Café from the ground up.
“From our opening day in August 2017, we have gone from strength to strength to establish ourselves as a key figure in the York independent business sector.
“First and foremost, we wish to thank our wonderful devoted team who have kept FortyFive running over the years, and to all our loyal customers for supporting a small independent business and giving us a lifetime of memories.
“We wish Ian and Rebecca all the very best in continuing FortyFive’s legacy and we look forward to seeing it continue to thrive.”
Ian and Rebecca said: “We are really excited to build on the foundations and principles that Dom and Dan have created.
“We hope to develop some new ideas and initiatives over the next few months and of course some things will stay exactly as they are today… please come and say hi and look for a sprinkling of Nashville magic in Micklegate in the New Year!”