Yet another Lytham St Anne’s café has announced that it will not be reopening when lockdown restrictions lift as a consequence of the impact on footfall and trade caused by coronavirus.

The Vinyl Groove Café, located on Queen Street in Lytham, has been open since 2015 – bringing a unique, creative atmosphere to local café life.  However, because of the coronavirus lockdown and with the new restrictions regarding trading, this innovative business is sadly no longer viable.

Ian Barnett, owner of Vinyl Groove Café, has announced, ‘It is with a heavy heart that I have taken the tough decision not to re-open Vinyl Groove Café. As you are aware COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the hospitality industry, not being able to fully trade during the busier half of the year and with ongoing restrictions, makes it unfortunately very difficult to continue trading. On a more positive note, the past five years has been a wonderful experience, combining all of my passions, providing great food, coffee, music and art in a beautiful location. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our regular/loyal customers and of course the great team of people, who have worked alongside me since opening the café in April 2015.’

‘For the past 40+ years, this busy café has been serving both local residents and day trippers and will no doubt continue to do so. Therefore, my number one priority will be working closely with the landlord to help find the right new incoming, to take advantage of this unique business opportunity. The initial plan is to remove all Vinyl Groove Café  branding, artwork and vinyl records and strip back to a blank canvas using the existing furniture/appliances to create a brand new ready-to-trade, fully working café…. at exceptional value!’

If anyone would like to discuss this opportunity further, please drop me a message at  otherwise, please share to your network of family and friends. In the meantime, I will remotely continue to advise/resell SONOS systems and also supply our fabulous range of coffee beans by mail order.  The site address for this is: