Trembling Madness is due to close in October 2018 on Stonegate. After looking for a relocation property for over 2 years we've found one that would suit our business that also has character on 14 Lendal.
We don't want to close. York's lost many of its iconic independent businesses - Cox, Scott's, Stubs, Bulmer’s, Robson Cooper, Mulberry Hall, Dave Dee's, Jones the Bootmakers, Burgens Perfumery to name a few. I feel independent businesses should be on the rise in York in 2018 and people are disillusioned with chains, already in 2018 we have lost Strada and possibly Byron Burgers. This year will be a tough year for many on the high street. With many more stores to close and the maybe the end of Debenhams, Gap, Toys r Us, Mothercare and HMV.
The building on Lendal used to house Robson and Cooper, they were a local family business that survived for many many years. The property has been empty since 2014 and it will be a great privilege for me to breathe some life back into such an amazing building and people can finally view such a historic York property that has housed the likes of Sir John Goodricke the famous astronomer. Also Sir Richard Osbaldeston, and later the residence of Sir Thomas Widdrington, the Recorder of York in the time of King Charles I, and the Speaker of the House of Commons during 1664. Sir Thomas Rokeby, a judge known as Lawyer Rokeby who married and settled in York soon after the Restoration of Charles II. The old mansion was taken down by Alderman Henry Baynes, who was Lord Mayor in 1717 and 1732. He built two houses on the site, and occupied the one nearest the chapel until his death in 1735. Sir William Wentworth, Baronet of Bretton in the West Riding lived there, his wife Lady Wentworth, who was the daughter of Sir William Blackett, a Northumberland baronet, died in the house in 1742, and was buried in St Martin’s Church, Coney Street (responsible for the Wentworth Golf Club). I hope to research and document the history for people to see.
The business plans on staying open for the same hours as it does currently which is 10am until midnight Monday-Saturday and 11am until midnight Sunday with the option to open for breakfast in the future (from 8am) and open later Friday/Saturday nights for events/private hire.
Basement - Craft beer cellar store with a growler fill station
Ground Floor - Beer snacks, Craft Beer Bar, Cafe
First Floor - Chill Out Craft Beer Pub
Second Floor - Customer toilets and kitchens
Third Floor - Private hire rooms and beer tastings from top brewers
So this means more beer, more food and more space.
The distance to a toilet is one floor only, currently it is two floors, that's the best we can do.
Here's some pictures of our current works to date.
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