The Joe Cornish Gallery and Gallery Cafe on Northallerton’s Zetland Street in North Yorkshire is expected to close before the New Year.
After opening in 2004, photographer Joe Cornish and director Joe Essex have confirmed that the business will cease operations on December 22nd.
The Gallery Café is known for serving freshly prepared, locally sourced food. The cafe is located next to the gallery in Register House and will also close in December.
Register House, which has housed the galleries and cafe for 19 years, has been put up for sale by Fordy Marshall Land and Property Consultants with a guide price of £550,000.
On Facebook, directors Joe Cornish and Joe Essex wrote: “We are sad to announce that the Joe Cornish Galleries and Gallery Cafe will no longer be open from Friday 22nd December 2023.”
“Register House, the gallery base, is for sale and we are still accepting offers to purchase it.
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“We know we will miss the galleries sorely. We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers for all your business and loyalty over the last few years and to assure you that all your orders, including printing and framing, bookings, photography workshops and events will continue to be fulfilled until our December deadline .
“We ask that you redeem any outstanding gift cards before close of business.
“We would also like to thank all of our dedicated employees and wish them all the best for the future. With sincere thanks for being part of the galleries’ history.”
The property brochure describes the property as follows: “Register House consists of a significant Grade II listed Georgian building dating from around 1736 with later additions.”
“A significant city center property currently used as a renowned art gallery, with cafe/restaurant, offices and a 1-bedroom residential apartment.
“Private on-site parking for approximately 7 vehicles and approximately 404.96 m² of net interior space.”