York Gin Railway Shop Officially Opened with Lord Mayor, Sheriff and Town Crier
The York Gin railway station shop has officially opened - with the Lord Mayor, Sherif and Town Crier all in attendance.
The Town Crier made a proclamation to celebrate the opening to an assembled crowd of 40-plus humans and two York Gin dogs, Inigo and Sonny (both looking dapper in York Gin coats).
In his proclamation the Town Crier said it had been a ‘true York effort’.
Dignitaries, craftspeople who helped to create the beautiful shop and the York Gin team wrote on a selfie wall to mark the occasion.
The shop is stocked with:
- Locally-made drinks (including beer and soft drinks) and snacks for travellers’ journeys
- Locally-made gifts for last-minute presents and souvenirs
- All six York Gin varieties, with free tasters.
In his proclamation the Town Crier said the shop is:
"A testament to York folk working together and supporting each other."
"Brilliant woodworkers, flower sellers, electricians and designers. Three have stalls at Shambles Market! Along with the wonderful York station LNER team. Heroes all. This is what we can achieve when we Yorkies pull together."
The shop is open seven days a week from 9.30 until 7pm.
It has been fitted entirely by small, independent York companies and York Gin were represented by York lawyers:
- Woodworkers PurePallets have used reclaimed wood for counters, ceiling fittings and shelves as well as the external sign.
- York Digital Image have recreated the York Gin logos and juniper tree patterns on the windows and doors.
- York's Hayward Electrical have rewired the whole shop
- Unique flowers by Wiggington Nurseries & glass cutting by FlowermeUp - both from Shambles Market
- Represented by York lawyer Diane Grayson from Harland & Co Solicitors on St Saviourgate.