A Northallerton gallery and cafe to close after nearly two decades of trading. 

The Joe Cornish Gallery and Gallery Cafe, located on Northallerton's  Zetland Street, in North Yorkshire, is set to close before the new year. 

Having opened in 2004, photographer Joe Cornish and director Joe Essex have confirmed that the business will wind up operations on December 22.

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The Gallery Cafe has become well known for serving locally sourced and freshly made food. Housed alongside the gallery in Register House, the cafe will also close in December.

Register House, which has housed the Galleries and Cafe for 19 years, has been listed 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 Joe Cornish Galleries and Gallery Cafe will cease to open from Friday, December 22 2023. 

"Register House, the Galleries' base, is for sale and we are still accepting offers for its purchase. 

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"We know that the Galleries will be sorely missed. We would like to give all our customers a heartfelt thank you for all your business and loyalty over the past several years and to reassure you that all of your orders, including print and framing, cafe bookings, photography workshops, and events, will continue to be fulfilled up until our closing date in December.

"We kindly request that all outstanding gift vouchers be redeemed before the business closes. 

"We would also like to thank all of our dedicated staff and wish them the vet best for the future. With sincere thanks for being part of the Galleries' story."

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The property brochure describes the plot as: "Register House comprises a substantial Grade 2 Listed Georgian building, dating back to circa 1736, with later additions. 

"A substantial town centre property currently in use as a renowned art gallery, with café/restaurant, offices and incorporating a 1 bedroom residential apartment.

"On-site private car parking for around 7 vehicles, and approx net internal area 4,357 sq ft (404.96 sqm)."