York Age Concern charity store closes due to apartment plan

Age UK will close its furniture store in Tang Hall.

The move comes as York City Council approved the partial conversion of the 77 Fourth Avenue building into four apartments.

Applicant Peter Lunan is to use the front portion of the existing store as office space for his financial services business.

The rest of the ground floor will become a T1, with two T2 on the first floor and one T2 in the attic

Despite concerns about the loss of retail space in the area, a council report noted that others exist nearby, allowing agents to approve the program.

Age Concern York CEO (Company) Valerie Bowden told reporters: “Age UK York has leased the Tang Hall store, which the owner has put up for sale and is now in the process of selling. The lease will not be renewed and we will close the store at the start of the year.

“We have received many messages of support from our buyers and we are sorry to disappoint them; but our other stores at Bishy Road, Haxby, Burtonstone Lane and our new store at 49, Fossgate will continue as usual with many great deals and information brochures.

She added: “Age UK York offers many services to senior citizens of York and we are happy to say that our dedicated staff and volunteers will always be there to ensure these continue.”

Visit ageukyork.org.uk for more details.

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