York is set to revive its music scene with a 500-capacity music venue brought to you by band members and owners of Jimmy’s George and Jimmy Craig after the success of their restaurant found on Lower Petergate.
The duo is known for the success of their band One Night Only, and have already had success with live music venues in both Liverpool and Manchester.
The location for the new plans is the iconic Fibbers music venue found on Toft Green and, if given the go-ahead by council planners will offer a great new cultural addition to the fast-growing city centre of York, which has come on leaps and bounds over the last few years with an array of cool restaurants and bars in keeping with the historic city of York’s ethos.
The city of York has produced some great artists with the likes of One Night Only with their hit ‘Just For Tonight’ and 90s legend ‘Shed Seven’ had had hits with ‘Going For Gold’ and ‘Chasing Rainbows’ just two shining examples of why it is vital there is a place to showcase bands and artists in the city.
York Mix reports that George Craig from Jimmy’s said: “The opportunity to reestablish such a significant live music presence in our home city is a dream realised for us.
“The venue puts York back on the map in terms of the UK touring circuit which will offer first-class facilities for established bands and will support emerging talent which is core to our ethos.”
And also a spokesperson for North Star, who is working alongside the owners, added: “Creating a new music venue in York will be great for the cultural scene in the City and we are thrilled to be able to partner with such a great company as Jimmy’s.
“It will be a fresh concept and will help the city attract top bands and musicians in a purpose built and modern premises, building on the legacy of live music on this site from Fibbers.
“We are looking forward to regenerating this vacant site and bringing new life to the area. We have listened to feedback from a wide range of people, and these plans are a direct result of this dialogue.”
It would be great to see the building put to use as last July squatters moved for months until being moved on in September after the owner obtained a repossession order.
Feature Image Credit: Fibbers