A Hull city centre fish and chip shop that came up with an innovative scheme for customers to help feed the city’s homeless has sadly closed.
Notices on the windows of Goldenfry in Savile Street, Hull, detail that the premises were peaceably repossessed in May. The repossession followed the fish and chip shop falling behind in rent payments.
A notice served by Alamo Legal Enforcement Services Ltd addressed to the owners of the Goldenfry business states: “On the 11th May 2022, peaceable repossession of the above premises / land was secured as a consequence of your failure to pay rent not protected under The Commercial Rent (Coronovirus) Regulations 2022, in accordance with the said terms of the lease, paragraphs 17.1 & 17.2.1.”
Goldenfry has featured in Hull city centre for a number of years with the last change of ownership following the business going up for sale in 2018. In the winter of 2021-2022, the chippies’ owners came up with an innovative way for customer to help feed Hull’s homeless.
A ‘chips for chips’ scheme was brought in where customers could pay an extra £2 when buying food for tokens to leave on the counter. These would then go towards hot meals for those who are sleeping rough or experiencing extreme poverty in Hull.
The actual tokens were created by a family friend of the owners with a 3D printer and lovingly designed with little fish and a number ‘2’ on one side. They were able to be redeemed by anyone coming into the shop in need of a meal or a hot drink.
The 50-seater restaurant had a three and a half star rating on TripAdvisor, based on 101 reviews.