It has been empty for the very best a part of two years, however a distinguished York shop is about to get a new lease of life.
The Thorntons chocolate shop on Parliament Street closed in January 2020.
It adopted the shop chain reviewing “our retailer property to guarantee we’re in the places that meet our buyer wants”, a spokesperson stated on the time.
The unit has remained vacant since then – regardless of being on the road in York metropolis centre which now has the heaviest footfall.
But shopfitters at the moment are engaged on the inside of the shop, which is about to reopen quickly as The Fragrance Shop.
Established in 1994, The Fragrance Shop describes itself as “the UK’s largest unbiased, perfume retailer”.
“Our goal is to make mainstream and luxurious perfume inexpensive and accessible,” the web site says.
As it could look. Image: planning paperwork
As it was – Thorntons on Parliament Street. Photograph: Richard McDougall
“We showcase over 150 perfume manufacturers and over 200 magnificence manufacturers, all of which can be found for you to browse on-line at your leisure. Don’t overlook our fabulous picks in-store too!”
The Parliament Street constructing, between Costa Coffee and Optical Express, dates from the 1830s.
A planning software submitted to City of York Council outlines inside and exterior alterations, together with a new shop entrance and modifications to the bottom ground structure.
There could be a new timber shopfront, glazing and sliding doorways. The fascia could be painted blue to match The Fragrance Shop model.
“The proposed modifications don’t deviate away from the accepted visible and materials frontage and inside of the constructing,” planning paperwork state.
You can learn the planning software on-line right here.