A former Victorian police station in York is being transformed into a new luxury hotel, and despite the coronavirus pandemic impacting development, the project is set to be completed by the end of the year.
The Vices York is being created by local businessmen Daniel Curro and Moreno Carbone and was originally scheduled to open this summer, with just three suites and an ‘exceptional food and drink’ offering.
The police station will retain some of its original three cells when the hotel opens in a nod to its history.
Despite Covid-19 delaying launch plans, the duo are preparing to open The Vines Archive, a shop offering Italian wines, Champagnes and vinegars.
The former police station is thought to have been built for the East Riding Constabulary in 1880 and comprised three cells and two homes for resident police officers.
Curro, who is originally from Milan, is also a professional chef and sommelier, bringing a wealth of knowledge to this new, independent venture.