New Motown-themed ‘all-you-can-eat’ pizza joint to replace Leeds cheese café

Homage 2 Fromage founders Vickie Rogerson and Nick Copland outside the venue. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Homage 2 Fromage founders Vickie Rogerson and Nick Copland outside the venue. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.
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CHEESE fans are in mourning after the un-brie-lievable news that Leeds’s first ever cheese restaurant was to close.

The Homage 2 Fromage café took over LAB bar at the end of last year as a pop-up concept, and now, six months on, it has come to the end of its run.

The good news is that co-founders Vickie Rogerson and Nick Copland are looking to open another venue elsewhere in the city.

Whilst LAB says goodbye to the partnership, it is welcoming a fresh start as a brand new concept.

Plans are underway to turn the venue at the Merrion Centre into a Motown-inspired pizza parlour.

Matt Jones, managing director of the Jones Bar Group, which owns the site, said: “We will be turning the LAB into a new pop up Motown-inspired ‘all you can eat’ pizza parlour for six months opening towards the back end of April.”

Speaking about the previous cheese venture, he added: “We’ve really enjoyed working with Homage 2 Fromage and we’ve all learnt a lot about cheese.

“We wish Nick and Vickie lots of luck in their future cheesy adventures.”

Vickie from Homage 2 Fromage added: “We’ve been overwhelmed by everyone’s enthusiastic cheese-eating support and we hope we can open a new restaurant in the city soon.”

The Homage 2 Fromage café will host a special Cheese Feast farewell party when it closes on Saturday, April 16.

The details are yet to be revealed but tickets will be on sale soon.

Keep an eye on City Buzz and we’ll keep you informed of all the details.

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