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American-style coffee shop and wine bar to open in Lincoln

By AlexColman  |  Posted: October 02, 2012

Banks Long & Co Surveyor Matthew Brooks with Matthew Wilson (left) outside his new premises.

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Flavours of New York will be coming to Lincoln High Street as a local entrepreneur confirms plans for an upmarket coffee shop and wine bar with an American feel.

Work has already begun fitting out the premises, 284 High Street, which is next door to The Appletree cafe bar.

Plans for the new business called New York, will be for it to open from 8am until late, acting as a cafe offering snacks and drinks to eat-in or takeaway during the daytime.

At around 8pm New York will turn into a wine bar providing a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Seating for around 60 people will be spread across several floors of the building as well as a few covers outside.

Initial thoughts are that the new addition to Lincoln's High Street could create around 10 new jobs.

Law graduate, Matthew Wilson is behind the project as since moving to Lincoln after studying in Hull, he noticed how the city's High Street is continuing to evolve.

“This part of Lincoln is fairly lively in the daytime, very popular in the evenings and seems to be getting busier.

"Several other businesses have been investing in this stretch of the High Street.

“My parents, David and Caroline Wilson own similar premises in Boston and I have worked there for many years throughout school and university and that inspired me to think about starting my own business.”

Banks Long & Co Surveyor Matthew Brooks said: “Mr Wilson is a local entrepreneur who is capitalising on the recent growth seen along this section of the High Street, on the back of recent lettings which Banks Long has agreed with businesses such as Patisserie Valerie and Salador."

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  October 04 2012, 6:29PM

    "On behalf of myself. That's what this comments section is for, expressing personal opinion." Thanks for the clarification. The way you expressed your opinion sounded as though you'd adopted the role of spokesperson for everyone.

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  • eatmygoal  |  October 04 2012, 9:50AM

    Rollo and Lincoln_Lad1 When was the last time you bought a glass of wine in a coffee shop?

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  • Lincoln_Lad1  |  October 03 2012, 10:30PM

    On behalf of myself. That's what this comments section is for, expressing personal opinion.

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  October 03 2012, 10:02PM

    And you speak on behalf of...?

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  • Lincoln_Lad1  |  October 03 2012, 9:00PM

    not wanted, not needed, another dull adition to the High street

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  October 03 2012, 7:18PM

    "Drop the rent and encourage retail to come to lincoln" And if it was your shop unit, would you take a good rent from someone who wants to open a coffee shop, or accept a lesser figure just because some people think there are already too many coffee shops?

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  • wasonlysaying  |  October 03 2012, 1:02PM

    Cut n paste picture or photographer that doesn't know how to use the camera flash effectively?!

  • Rollo  |  October 03 2012, 7:17AM

    Drop the rent and encourage retail to come to lincoln

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  October 02 2012, 7:21PM

    We don't NEED any coffee shops. Would you rather an empty shop unit?

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  • Rollo  |  October 02 2012, 6:44PM

    Do we really need another coffee shop!!!!!!

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