IT could be all change once more for the landmark Stubbs building in York, currently in use as a fish restaurant.

Pub operator Greene King has submitted plans to change the use of the Loch Fyne restaurant in Fossgate into a pub with ‘expanded food provision.’

The red-brick site has a long history in the city. Ironmonger FR Stubbs traded from the building on the corner of Fossgate and Merchantgate from 1915 until it was put on the market in 2001.

York Press: Stubbs in Fossgate in 1924Stubbs in Fossgate in 1924

In 2004, City of York Council gave developers permission to convert the store into a restaurant.

Loch Fyne opened its doors in November 2006, but closed for several years after the Boxing Day floods of 2015 devastated the building. It reopened in September 2020.

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