Goodramgate Traders Association launches website to showcase the area

TRADERS on one of York’s oldest streets are launching a website to help people explore its many independent businesses.

Historic Goodramgate is home to an eclectic mix of nearly 100 independent operators, including shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Earlier this year, the Goodramgate Traders Association was launched to promote the street to residents and visitors, from the northern tip of King’s Square to the Monk Bar on the city walls.

The association has now created a website with funding from the City of York. Launched on November 28,, will help promote this street of character.

First recorded around 1180, Goodramgate still has many medieval buildings, including Lady Row, a Grade I listed terraced building dating from the 14th century.

Association President Zoe Sinclair of Ambiente Tapas Restaurant said: “Our goal is to showcase the independent local businesses and community ethics of Goodramgate and encourage people to come and explore this unique part of our city. with its mix of old and new.

“We invite locals and visitors to celebrate the season with us for in-store Christmas gifts, seasonal food and drink, and Christmas events.

“All Goodramgate businesses and our events are listed on the new website so you can plan your day before you go. ”

One of the association’s accomplishments to date is the creation of the new Discover Goodramgate Heritage Trail, by Roger Lee, from Bedern Hall where the association was first launched.

The Family Card is designed to help visitors discover Goodramgate and encourage them to spend time exploring the area.

The association marks a new start for businesses in this part of York, helping them exit the Covid-19 pandemic in a positive way through a self-help approach.

Member companies are now able to share ideas within the forum and create working partnerships.

They also have a voice in meetings with key city organizations and have a say in the character development of the region.

Companies interested in joining should contact [email protected]

Edwin S. Wolfe