Fish and Chip shop to close after 118 years


Although we specialise in Garage Doors within the York area, we here at York Garage Doors have got to know the local community on a number of occasions, from shop owners to business men.

Whilst reading the York Press this morning, one of our engineers came across a story that shows how the area has changed in the 40 years since we have existed.

A couple, Tony and Margaret Potts, owners of the superb fish and chip shop Tony’s Plaice, where our workers have had dinner a few times after installing electronic garage doors, are to retire, after being behind the counter for 25 years.

That is not the major news however as the shop has been around for 118 years and will close for business this Friday.

In an interview with the York press, Mr Potts said: ““These houses were all family homes of parents with their children who would grow up and come back and visit or starter homes for young couples at one time. There was much more of a community and of course Shipton Street School was here.

“When we came in 1986 there were seven shops on Newborough Street and now we are the only one. Now there are fewer owner occupiers, and we have met a lot of nice students who have done different things to keep us entertained.”

With everyone looking for a unique selling point, he added that opening for the football at Bootham Crescent was a master stroke, and obviously being one of the oldest fish and chip shops in the city helped.

All this goes to show that having a reputation and serving the customer’s needs are extremely important in any business, and it is why we here at York Garage Doors are excited and delighted to be in such a community.

We repair garage doors within the area on a regular basis and always aim to provide a quick and cost effective repair. This is because we understand the current economic environment and know a garage that is not working properly severely limits the security you have within your home.

York Garage Doors aim to provide a comprehensive service on roller, up and over and sectional garage doors and is delighted to have worked with so many local people. If your garage door needs replacing, then you can contact our team on 01904 275 182 to discuss your specific requirements and continue to develop your house into a home.

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