Former Azendi jeweller’s store could become office

A FORMER jeweller’s store in York city centre could be turned into an office for a financial or professional services company.

Azendi in Colliergate closed last year and the building has been empty since.

Its owners say there has been little demand for it as a shop and have now been granted planning permission to change its use, to try to find someone to move into the site.

Planning guidance says that in any shopping street, non-shop businesses should account for less than 35 per cent of the total and a city council report said this move would take Colliergate’s figure to 34 per cent, so should be allowed.

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10:04am Tue 19 Feb 13

offa says...

For Heaven's sake, how many more financial firms does York need?
For Heaven's sake, how many more financial firms does York need? offa

11:33am Tue 19 Feb 13

Oncebitten says...

It seems like a better idea than having a decaying building.
It seems like a better idea than having a decaying building. Oncebitten

11:42am Tue 19 Feb 13

Capt. Dobie says...

The financial firm: coffee shop ratio must be at least 1:1 to allow rival firms to have their own 'patch'. When their patch is consider 'below par', a coffee-shop turf-war ensues like West Side Story, so that there is movement and competition.


Or summink....
The financial firm: coffee shop ratio must be at least 1:1 to allow rival firms to have their own 'patch'. When their patch is consider 'below par', a coffee-shop turf-war ensues like West Side Story, so that there is movement and competition. Or summink.... Capt. Dobie

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