A sports bar is set to get a new look and a change of name.
What is now the Terrace, one of the best-known sports bars in York, will become a ‘traditional style’ pub and be renamed the Stonebow, under plans in with City of York Council.
A design statement says: “The proposed internal refurbishment is extensive with a traditional style of public house to be created.
“The redecoration of the windows will part conceal the modern PVC finish, in an attempt to replicate the more traditional and varying colours of other joinery in the Fossgate area.
“It is considered that this proposal will attempt to change from the ‘sports bar’ style appearance it has evolved into during past management.
“This new design will be more in keeping with the Conservation Area overall.”
It is found on the corner of Fossgate and Stonebow, said to be the site of two long-gone hostelries, the post-medieval George Inn and then the 16th century Board Inn.
The new name is actually a return to its original name. Built in 1957, it was originally called the Stonebow, before being renamed the Boulevard and then the Terrace.
Although planning documents say the modern Terrace bar “is not considered to be making a positive contribution to the street scene”, it is part of the York Central Historic Core Conservation Area.
“The external alterations to the pub will remain at a scale which is in-keeping with what is existing and ensures that no impact is made to the surrounding conservation area,” the design statement adds.
Plans show the introduction of designer wallpaper, a sports zone with “sports themed bric-a-brac”, less fixed seating and new TVs.
The planning application, by Mr N Harold of the Stonegate Group, is asking permission to install new signs, a menu boards and lighting.
You can read and comment on the planning application here
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