York pubs listed as assets of community value

York pubs listed as assets of community value

York pubs listed as assets of community value

First published in News

TWO York pubs have been listed as assets of community value and included on a council register of important facilities.

Rawcliffe Parish has seen its application to have The Mitre on Shipton Road included on the register of community assets, while campaign group Save the Fox Inn has also had its application approved.

Both went before a decision session of City of York’s cabinet member for finance Dafydd Williams on Thursday. The ruling means neither pub could be sold without the local community first being given a six month window of opportunity to bid for it.

Since the community application for The Fox was first submitted the pub has been taken over and extensively renovated by Ossett Brewery; while The Mitre, which is owned by Enterprise Inns, has seen a new landlord arrive.

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11:40am Sat 19 Jul 14

3.8liter says...

The Fox I can understand, but it would be an asset to the community if the Mitre was pulled down.
The Fox I can understand, but it would be an asset to the community if the Mitre was pulled down. 3.8liter
  • Score: 5

11:15am Sun 20 Jul 14

JMarkDodds says...

3.8liter wrote:
The Fox I can understand, but it would be an asset to the community if the Mitre was pulled down.
Generally it's not so much the pub itself that is the problem. It's the way it's operated. And generally when pubs are badly operated there's a big tied pubco in the background making it impossible for tenants to make a living because they're having their business asset stripped from under them by their pubco taking all their profit by charging too much for rent and beer supply. It leads to tenants being financially, emotionally and psychologically run down and the pubs they 'own' being badly maintained, run down and dilapidated, and abandoned by customers for better appointed better value places elsewhere. These pubs are then identified by the pubco freeholder as being no longer fit for purpose 'unviable' and sold 'suitable for alternative use' or just sold to Tesco or for development as residential, whatever, as the pubco simply cashes in on the alternative use value which is always many times higher than as a pub business.

There's no such thing as a 'bad pub' just a badly run pub. Tied Pubco's specialist subject.
[quote][p][bold]3.8liter[/bold] wrote: The Fox I can understand, but it would be an asset to the community if the Mitre was pulled down.[/p][/quote]Generally it's not so much the pub itself that is the problem. It's the way it's operated. And generally when pubs are badly operated there's a big tied pubco in the background making it impossible for tenants to make a living because they're having their business asset stripped from under them by their pubco taking all their profit by charging too much for rent and beer supply. It leads to tenants being financially, emotionally and psychologically run down and the pubs they 'own' being badly maintained, run down and dilapidated, and abandoned by customers for better appointed better value places elsewhere. These pubs are then identified by the pubco freeholder as being no longer fit for purpose 'unviable' and sold 'suitable for alternative use' or just sold to Tesco or for development as residential, whatever, as the pubco simply cashes in on the alternative use value which is always many times higher than as a pub business. There's no such thing as a 'bad pub' just a badly run pub. Tied Pubco's specialist subject. JMarkDodds
  • Score: 3

2:42pm Sun 20 Jul 14

julia brica says...

Any business that doesn't turn a coin closes.
Any business that doesn't turn a coin closes. julia brica
  • Score: 0

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