Proposals for Stonebow House transformation in to new eating experience in York | Investors Forum YorkInvestors Forum York

A NEW development could bring more than 100 jobs and a new eating experience to York. A licensing application has been resubmitted to transform the ground floor and basement of Stonebow House into a family-friendly Market Halls development.

Mark Barnes is property director at Try Market Halls, and said the idea was to provide “affordable trading space for local up and coming new chefs and restaurateurs to showcase their talents” to families in the city.

He said: “We plan Market Hall York to be a social city hub where both locals and visitors of all ages can eat, meet, experience amazing cuisine and plan their time to get the most out of their visit to York.”

Mr Barnes said a previous application to City of York Council had been withdrawn following feedback from residents, and allowed more time to change the plans to the point where they were “well received by local residents at special tours of the Stonebow site earlier this month”.

He said the redevelopment would “help to transform what had become something of an eyesore”, and development of the basement would allow a “flexible space that can be adapted for dining, co working, and to host activities to support city festivals and host a variety of activities including conferences and educational food visits with local children”.

David Laycock, regional development at Try Market Halls said there had been “historical issues with late night disturbance” in the area, so the redevelopment would “not only ensure visitor satisfaction but also that our neighbours and local stakeholders are happy with its operation and the very positive contribution we believe it will make to York’s independent local food reputation and economy”.

He said: “Our aim is to be a good neighbour and friend to the city at all times. This will definitely not be a ‘night club’ venue.”

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