New Bar And Music Venue To Open In York

Jan 20th, 2021

Tim Cross, Senior Partner

This story first appeared in the Insider on 14th January 2021.

A new bar and music venue is set to launch in York city centre.

Brothers George and Jimmy Craig, of the band One Night Only, are set to open the newest branch of their rock-and-roll bar Jimmy's in Low Petergate.

The new bar, restaurant, and music venue, which is replacing the old Café Rouge restaurant, will be home to the company's latest venue, and first ever beer garden.

The chain, which currently has branches in Manchester and Liverpool, has signed a 15-year lease on the listed building near to York Minster, and is set to create 15 jobs. There are also plans to collaborate with local musicians, artists, poets and other creatives as it hosts events in the future.

York-based solicitors' firm Langleys advised on the deal, including the purchase of fixtures and fittings from the administrators of Café Rouge and the surrender of the old lease.

Tim Cross, managing partner at Langleys, said: "Our involvement in bringing the Jimmy's brand and bar back home to York has been wonderful. It is a great show of confidence to see independent hospitality businesses planning growth despite how difficult the past year has been on the industry.

"The venue is going to be a fantastic addition to York's social scene once restrictions are lifted and we can't wait to visit."

Click here to read the story in the Insider.

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