Leeds restaurants and bars that closed in 2019.
These are 10 bars and restaurants we said goodbye to in 2019.
After 30 years of trading, the popular Leeds Chinese restaurant Maxis closed its doors in February 2019, stating that they were actively looking for a new site in the area. One of Merrion Streets former most popular bars, the Pit also closed in February 2019. It was sold and staff deployed to other Pit-owned bars across the city. Hansas was an immensely popular Indian restaurant in Leeds, and had served the city for 33 years when they closed down in April 2019. The couple who owned the restaurant wanted to retire. The Leeds branch of Jamies Italian was forced to close in May 2019 along with other Jamies Restaurants when the business went into administration. Formerly sitting on the corner of the Headrow and Park Row, The Bierkeller Entertainment Complex was forced to close in April 2019 after they were refused permanent tenancy in the building. The popular but controversial Norman Bar on Call Lane was finally closed in July 2019 after some back-and-forth over its license, thrown into question by police after violence at the bar. This Brazilian restaurant, which opened in 2014, finally closed its doors in July 2019. Cafe Sylva closed its doors in September 2019. It has now made way for Chophaus, a steakhouse serving the area. Previously called Buca di Pizza until a legal challenge from an American company, Wellington Pizza Pub closed its doors in December 2019. West Yorkshire Police and the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour team successfully applied for a court order to close this Harehills bar for three months in December after a string of violent incidents.