Christmas special offer!

Christmas special offer!

Are you looking to move into a new home before Christmas? We have an amazing special offer on a range of properties across Yorkshire; if you move into one of these homes before Christmas, there will be no admin fees to pay, saving you loads of money!

Spinningfields, Sutton-in-Craven 

We have two large duplex apartments available on an award-winning development in the village of Sutton-in-Craven between Keighley and Skipton. The two bedroom apartments comprise of an open-plan living area with amazing views, modern kitchen with white goods, separate WC and allocated parking.

Location: These one of a kind duplex apartments are situated within the beautifully converted, award-winning Greenroyd Mill in the village of Sutton-in-Craven, located in the Aire Valley, providing plenty of nature and fantastic views. The property has easy access to local amenities such as shops, eateries and pubs. You’ll have the best of village life, whilst only being a short journey from lovely Yorkshire towns including Keighley, Skipton and Ilkley, and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Bradford city centre is just over half an hour drive away, and Leeds just under an hour.

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Opus Point, Halifax 

Two bedroom apartment set in a picturesque location in Halifax, the perfect commuter town with easy access to Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Huddersfield. This two bedroom apartment features a modern kitchen with all the white goods, an ensuite to the master bedroom and a parking space.

Location: Opus Point is close to many great local shops, bars and eateries, and is located just 1 mile south of Halifax centre. This apartment has convenient access to the M62 motorway, great bus links and is close to Halifax railway station, making it ideal for commuters. The development is close to many green spaces and offers great long distance countryside views, but is also within easy reach of nearby Yorkshire cities including Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield.

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Sandringham Court, Leeds

Be just 15 minutes from Leeds city centre in this stylish two bedroom apartment between Moortown and Aldwoodley. The modern kitchen is complete with white goods, and the living area features a Juliet balcony. The master bedroom of the apartment benefits from an ensuite bathroom, and you’ll also get off-road parking.

Location: This stylish apartment is situated within a highly sought after residential area in Leeds, close to all the local amenities that Moortown and Alwoodley have to offer, including bars, shops, restaurants and green spaces. The property is situated close to the amazing Roundhay Park, and is just a 15 minute journey from Leeds city centre, with great transport links and easy access to the motorway network.

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Westbury Fold, Elland

This modern two bedroom apartment is situated within a stunning converted mill development in the town of Elland just south of Halifax. The apartment has an open-plan living area with a large kitchen fitted with all white goods. Both bedrooms are doubles and fitted with carpet, and you’ll get an allocated parking space.

Location: The Westbury Fold development is situated within a converted mill in the market town of Elland, just south of Halifax. The M62 is located close by offering easy access to Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield, making this property ideal for commuters. The apartment is within easy reach of Elland high street with supermarkets, shops, banks, pubs and eateries.

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Mason Close, Upton

This is the last home on a stunning new development in the village of Upton near Pontefract. The beautiful three bedroom home is perfect for families with a roomy living area with a bay window, a spacious kitchen/diner, downstairs WC, a large two-level garden and private driveway.

Location: These new build properties are located on the Marguerite Gardens development, in the village of Upton. These family homes are ideally located to give you the best of village life, whilst still providing easy access to Pontefract, Castleford, Wakefield, Barnsley and Leeds. Upton offers a great community spirit, as well as great schools, parks, local shops, pubs and eateries, a post office and pharmacy, making it a great place for families.

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The Rise, York 

Live just 10 minutes from the city centre of York in this spacious two bedroom apartment near the Acomb area. The large open-plan living area features French doors and a Juliet balcony, and the contemporary kitchen has all the white goods and a breakfast bar. The master bedroom boasts an ensuite bathroom whilst the house bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite. The gated community provides secure off-street parking.

Location: Pateley Place is located a short walk from the village of Acomb and its huge offering of local shops and convenient amenities. The property is just over a mile from York train station, making it a perfect apartment for professionals living and working in York, or those commuting through to Leeds. York city centre is either a 10 minute drive or 30 minute walk from the apartment, or easily accessible by regular buses.  The eclectic city of York combines beautiful scenery and historic charm with cosmopolitan shopping and dining hotspots.

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Keep your home warm this winter!

Keep your home warm this winter!

With the cold months just beginning, its important to make sure you keep warm in your home over winter. Here are some quick and easy tips for a warm home that save on energy and money!

#1 Thick curtains

The thicker the better to stop heat escaping through your windows. You can even put a curtain or rug up over your door to keep the heat in!

#2 Duvets and blankets

Swapping your duvet for a thicker one or layering up on blankets will keep you warm at night without having the heating on full blast.

#3 Sunlight

Provides free heat so let as much in as possible whilst its out, then shut them as soon as dusk falls to retain the heat.

#4 Draught excluders

Use this to stop the cold draught getting under your doors; you can purchase them cheaply or make your own by stuffing old tights with socks!

#5 Clear radiators

Avoid having items in front of your radiators; leave them uncovered so the heat can warm up your room.

#6 Cover bare floorboards

They look stylish but can make rooms feel cold. This is easily solved by covering your floors with rugs and floor cushions, which also double up as a lovely decor features!

#7 Setting heating timers

Its actually not better to keep the heating on all day! Setting timers for when you want the heat is much more efficient.

#8 Use tin foil

Putting heat reflective aluminium foil behind your radiators prevents heat escaping by reflecting it back into the room.

#9 Leaving bathroom and kitchen doors open

When you take a shower and when you cook, leave the doors open so the free heat generated can warm the rest of the house.

#10 Invest in a hot water bottle

They’re great for that extra bit of warmth without putting the heat on. Try putting one in your bed before you go to sleep too.

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Christmas Events in Yorkshire

Christmas Events in Yorkshire

The holiday season is officially upon us, so get into the Christmas spirit with these fantastic festive events across Yorkshire. From theatre shows to Thor’s Tipi, Christmas markets to magical lantern displays, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Meet Santa 

Santa’s Grotto – from 17 November – Trinity Walk, Wakefield

Santa’s Candy Cottage – from 24 November – Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Huddersfield

Santa’s Grotto – from 3 December – outside York’s Chocolate Story

Breakfast with Santa – 3 December – The Broadway, Bradford

Santa’s North Pole – from 3 December – Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

500 Years of Christmas – 10 and 11 December – Temple Newsam House, Leeds

Father Christmas Visit – 17 & 18 Dec – The Hepworth, Wakefield

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Theatre/Shows

Sleeping Beauty – 24 Nov to 31 Dec – Wakefield Theatre Royal

The Nutcracker Live Broadcast – 8 December – Rex Cinema, Elland

Cinderella – 8 Dec to 28 Jan – York Theatre Royal

Snow White – 9 Dec to 8 Jan – Sheffield Lyceum

Christmas Comedy Cellar – 13 to 15 December – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

The Snowman – 15 December – Sheffield City Hall

The Snowman & Other Tales – 18 December – Leeds Town Hall

It’s A Wonderful Life– 23 to 24 December – Hyde Park Picture House

Best Ever Christmas Show – 28 December – Leeds First Direct Arena

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Crafts & Outdoor

Crafty Christmas Decorations – every Sunday – The Hepworth, Wakefield

Thor’s Tipi Bar – 18 Nov to 31 Dec – Victoria Gardens, Leeds

Thor’s Tipi Bar – 24 Nov to 31 Dec – Peace Gardens, Sheffield

Christmas Teepee – December – The Mustard Pot, Leeds

The Magical Lantern Festival – from 25 Nov to 2 Jan – Roundhay Park, Leeds

Ice Trail – 10 and 11 December – York city centre

Enchanted Christmas Garden – 16 to 23 December – Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster

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Markets/Fairs

Leeds German Christmas Market– 11 Nov to 18 December – Millennium Square

Sheffield Christmas Markets – 16 Nov to 24 Dec – Sheffield City Centre

Made in Yorkshire Festive Fayre – 24 Nov to 18 Dec – The Guildhall, York

Victorian Christmas Market – 3 and 4 December – Kelham Island Museum

Art, Craft & Gift Fair – 10 December – Byram Arcade, Huddersfield

Leeds Hidden Christmas Market– 16 to 22 December – Kirkstall Abbey

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Christmas experiences/Days out

Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience, Leeds: Twelve Days of Christmas Walk, Elf Village, Secret Fairy Hideaway

Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure, Wetherby: Breakfast with Santa, outdoor activities, theatre, illuminations, Santa’s Grotto

Santa Steam Specials, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: 10 mile train journey with santa and pixies, festive music, decorated train carriages, Christmas food, presents

Santa, Elves & Sleigh Bells, Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield: Santa’s Grotto, sleigh ride, Farm Barn Nativity Scene, Elf Workshop, Christmas crafts

Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, York Designer Outlet: outdoor ice rink, vintage funfair rides, Santa’s grotto, live entertainment, Christmas shopping

York Christmas: stalls, music, carols, fairs, lights, food and more!

Christmas Eve wind down – December 24 – Nostell Priory, Wakefield: relax with wintry walks in the gardens, a cosy cafe and festive treats

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Christmas Decor Themes

Christmas Decor Themes

With December almost upon us, it’s nearly time to dress your home for Christmas! If your old decorations are feeling a bit tired or you just fancy a change, we have some great Christmas decor ideas to suit everyone’s taste and budget!

Traditional red & green

If you love the idea of a traditional family Christmas, then this theme is for you! Red and green will be your staple colours, whilst decorations will focus on stockings, candy canes, wreaths and garlands intertwined with pinecones and red berries, classic Christmas prints and a magnificent bushy green tree!

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White winter wonderland

Even if it’s not a white Christmas outside, it definitely will be inside with this winter wonderland theme. Think all white decorations with hints of ice blue, snowflake baubles and prints, icicle lights and a snow frosted Christmas tree with a glittery snowflake on top. Go with sparkly, crystal and translucent textures to give that icy winter feel.

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Charming rustic

Bring the outdoors into your home with this nature-inspired rustic theme. Decorate with logs and wooden details, real pine cones, holly and wreaths (if possible), woven textures, lanterns and woodland creature ornaments. Keep everything really natural and try your hand at some homemade decorations for an extra charming feel.

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Glamorous rose gold 

If nothing less than full on glamour will do, decorate your home with glitter and the colour of the year; rose gold. Don’t hold back with this theme, go for full on sparkle and glitter, twinkly lights, a lavishly decorated tree and super luxe wrapping paper. Make sure everything is dripping in gold, pink and rose gold.

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Minimalist 

On the complete opposite end of the scale, if you like to keep things simple or aren’t really the festive kind, a minimalist theme is ideal. Simply put up a conservatively decorated tree, keep decorations white or plain and hang up some a string of fairy lights.

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Tropical Christmas

If you hate the cold season and want something completely different, give your Christmas decor a tropical edge! Choose rich jewel tones in emerald-green, purple and blue. Give your home an exotic feel with colourful wildlife decorations, tropical prints and gold embellishments.

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Christmas Shopping in Yorkshire

Christmas Shopping in Yorkshire

With the big day only one month away, we’re kicking off our Christmas blog series with some present ideas! It’s hard every year to think of something original to buy your family and friends, but our list of local shops in Yorkshire will provide those special and unique gifts that you can guarantee nobody else will have!

Leeds

  • Great Yorkshire Shop, Corn Exchange: Support Yorkshire producers by purchasing your Christmas presents here! They sell Henderson’s Relish, leaf tea from Sheffield’s Birdhouse Tea Company, and natural skincare products from Whitby’s Sweet Cecily’s
  • The Traditional Shaving Company, Grand Arcade: For all your bearded friends, pick up an old school wet shave kit or some top-notch products to keep their beard in place
  • Chirpy, Chapel Allerton: a creative design store and workshop where you can find some unique home accessories and even take part in some workshops to learn how to do it yourself!

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  • Little Leeds Beer House, Corn Exchange: A haven for craft beers with an extensive selection of the finest beers from Yorkshire and beyond!
  • On The Wall, Boar Lane: You can find everything here from classic film posters to artsy prints, trendy t-shirts to incredible canvases
  • OK Comics, Briggate: Know a comic fanatic? Get yourself to OK Comics where they offer an impression selection of classic comics and graphic novels
  • Armadillo Toys, Chapel Allerton and Horsforth: The best independent toyshop in Leeds and a child’s dream! You’ll find a vast range of old school and modern toys to keep children entertained over Christmas
  • Yellow Sunrise, Corn Exchange: When you step into this magical shop you’ll want to buy every single one of its Japanese and Moroccan goodies!

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York

  • The Inkwell, Gillygate: A hipster’s paradise with old-school vibes, filled with vinyl records and pop culture oddities
  • Fraser & May, Bridge Street: A shabby chic boutique providing the perfect unique gifts for Christmas including furniture, jewellery and vintage prints
  • Monkbar Chocolatiers, Shambles: Your chocolate-loving friends and family will appreciate the delicious handmade chocolates from one of the most well-establish chocolatiers in the city

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  • Rafi’s Spicebox, Goodramgate: Your foodie friends will love anything you buy them from here! A family run businesses with a tantalising selection of spices and ingredients to make authentic Indian dishes
  • Snowhome, Gillygate: You can be sure nobody will have whatever gifts you buy from here, with stunning homewares from small manufacturers and emerging designers
  • Burgin’s Perfumery, Coney Street: Step into the past in this traditional perfumery offering 2000 makes from designer brands to independent businesses
  • The Yorkshire Soap Company, Blake Street: Give someone the gift of relaxation with handmade soaps and bath salts in an array of sumptuous scents
  • The Imaginarium, Blake Street: Next to the YSC you’ll find a store full of bizarre and fascinating trinkets you can guarantee nobody else will have!

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Sheffield

  • Collard Mason, Devonshire Street: A dark and moody boutique selling clothes, jewellery and homewares from independent designers
  • Sheffield Antiques Centre, Broadfield Road: A truly traditional antique shop with an awesome range from trinkets to furniture, all at great prices
  • Starmore Boss, Sharrow Vale: For the one who loves a tipple, you’ll find an amazing selection of wines, beers, whiskeys and South Yorkshire’s largest range of tequilas
  • MoonKo, Division Street: A bright and quirky independent shop where can find the perfect gifts from home to fashion pieces

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  • The Record Collector, Fulwood Road: A true institution in Sheffield, pop in for new and second-hand CDs and vinyls, and if you’re lucky you might even catch one of their signings!
  • The Famous Sheffield Shop, Ecclesall Road: Celebrating everything that it great about Sheffield, with stunning metalwork pieces, and shop owner Paul who has an impressive knowledge of all things Sheffield
  • Hilary & Flo, Ecclesall Road: Venture into the jungle that is Hilary & Flo for quirky interior design pieces from all over the world. Even make a gift yourself in one of their DIY workshops
  • Sheffield Skincare Co, Crookes Road: Treat family and friends to some of the incredible skincare products homemade from natural ingredients by founder Megan

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Focus On: York City Centre

Focus On: York City Centre

The city of York literally has everything you need: a mix of modern and traditional shops, vibrant night life, cute cafes, a fascinating history and rich cultural scene. And you could © Simon Vine Photography March 2011 Yorkshire Housing Space propertieshave all of this on your door step in this spacious one bedroom apartment just off Micklegate, right in the heart of the city!

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The apartment has a spacious open-plan living area, creating the perfect place to both eat and relax, fitted with laminate flooring for easy cleaning. The large lounge area has a floor to ceiling window letting in plenty of light, and a door leads out onto a private sun terrace, perfect for sitting outside. The modern kitchen is fitted integrated white goods including oven/hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.lounge1-edit

The double bedroom in the apartment makes it suitable for a single person or a couple, and is fitted with carpet and and a built in wardrobe. The private sun terrace is also accessible from the bedroom, letting in light and fresh air, and providing the perfect wake up in the morning. The apartment has a  tiled bathroom, complete with white three-piece suite including shower over bath, as well as storage cupboard, mirrored cabinet and electric shaver plug. As well as all of this, this amazing property also features under-floor heating, perfect to keep you cosy in the colder months! The Jacob Court building itself benefits from a secure door entry system and well-maintained gardens, creating a safe and welcoming place to live.york1

Location

Jacob Court is ideally set within the heart of York city centre, located on Trinity Lane just off Micklegate, only a 5 minute walk from the train station. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful historic buildings, and just a short walk from all the great shops, restaurants and bars.

Restaurants

  • Melton’s, Scarcroft Road – one of York’s finest restaurants with reasonable prices
  • Cafe No8 Bistro, Gillygate – delicious, unfussy bistro dishes
  • El Piano, Grape Lane – excellent Arab-Spanish vegan food
  • Oshibi, Franklins Yard – hugely popular Korean/Japanese bistro
  • Coconut Lagoon, Clarence Street – finest South Indian cooking in the city
  • Puddin’ & Pie, Bishopthorpe Road – delicious chunky pies with exemplary pastry
  • Little Italy, Goodramgate – family-run Italian with gourmet cuisine

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Bars/pubs

  • House of Trembling Madness, Stonegate – oddball and overt pub with a medieval feel
  • Evil Eye Lounge, Stonegate – quirky bar with vast array of cocktails
  • 1331 Bar, Grape Lane – chilled bar off the beaten track with cosy cinema
  • Pivni, Patrick Pool – for true alcohol enthusiasts, with unique bar snacks too
  • Ye Olde Starre Inne, Stonegate – one of the oldest and most establish pubs in the city
  • Sotano, Little Stonegate – a hidden gem in the city centre serving craft beers
  • Brigantes Bar & Brasserie, Micklegate – simple bar with an incredible beer range

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Cafes

  • The Hairy Fig, Fossgate – artisan produce in a tiny, adorable deli/cafe
  • Le Langhe, Peasholme Green – Italian deli with mind-blowing artisan produce
  • The Perky Peacock, Tanners Moat – cafe using local ingredients overlooking the river
  • Mannion & Co, Blake Street – rustic home-baked breads and beautiful cakes
  • Shambles Kitchen, The Shambles –  famed for its pulled pork sandwich
  • Brew & Brownie, Museum Street – rustic eatery with amazing American pancakes

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Shops 

  • The Inkwell, Gillygate – vinyl records and pop culture oddities
  • Fraser & May, Bridge Street – shabby chic style and unique gifts
  • Rafi’s Spicebox, Goodramgate – specialist handmade spice blends
  • Snowhome, Gillygate – contemporary home design
  • Burgins’ Perfumery, Coney Street – offers over 2000 makes of perfume
  • Monkbar Chocolatiers, Shambles – one of the most popular chocolatiers in the city
  • The Imaginarium, Blake Street – bizarre and interesting trinkets

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Unique Apartment in Huddersfield!

Unique Apartment in Huddersfield!

Huddersfield is the perfect town to give you excellent access to Yorkshire’s best cities such as Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Sheffield. And we have a truly unique 2-bedroom apartment just a few minutes walk from the train station for only £350PCM! Whilst being located in the modern town centre, this apartment retains its original features including exposed brick and wooden floorboards.

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The light and airy living room boasts a striking exposed brick wall and an original brick fireplace, as well as original wooden floorboards. Two large windows either side of the room create a beautifully bright and open space. The lounge then leads through into the fully fitted modern kitchen, complete with everything you need including oven/hob, washing machine and fridge with icebox, and also features a large window.

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The apartment comprises of two spacious bedrooms, one double and one single, both with original floorboards and large windows that let light flood in. They also benefit from electric heaters to keep the rooms nice and warm in the winter months! The part-tiled bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite including shower over bath, with a mirror over the sink and a large window creating a light and relaxing feel.

Decor tips

  • Make bare floorboards cosy with lots of rugs
  • Old buildings can get a little chilly, so invest in some draught excluders
  • Instead of turning the heating on when it gets cooler, throw on loads of blankets!
  • To keep a clutter free home and make more space, opt for multi-purpose and fold away furniture
  • Most people would kill for stunning exposed brick features, make the most of these with cool vintage decor to match
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Location

This fantastic apartment is ideally located in Huddersfield town centre, making it perfect for those working in the town or surrounding cities. As soon as you step out of your door, you’ll have hundreds of shops, eateries and bars to choose from, all within minutes walk!

By train, Leeds is just 20 minutes away, Wakefield 30 minutes, Bradford 40 minutes and Sheffield 1 hour and 20. If you ever wanted to venture out of Yorkshire (very unlikely), Manchester is just half an hour on the train. If you fancy exploring Yorkshire’s beautiful landscapes, the village of Marsden at the top of the Peak District is only 12 minutes on the train!huddersfield-train-station

Highlights: Byram Arcade, Packhorse Shopping Centre and Art Gallery, Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Huddersfield Open Market, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Tesco Superstore.

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Restaurants: Thai Sakon, Apadana, Lost Property, Trattoria Domenico, Mumbai Spice, Meson La Pepa, The Keys, Lala’s, Botafogo Rodizio, Discovery Bay, Med-One.

Bars/pubs: Magic Rock Tap, The Grove, Voda Bar, Five Bar, Herbert’s Bar, The Parish, Zephyr Bar, Bar Code, Verve, Bar Maroc, Bar 10, Camel Club.

Cafes: Coffeevolution, The Blue Rooms, Choosy’s Tea & Coffee House, Northern Tea House, Goat Cafe, Cafe Venecia, Espresso Corner, Cafe Society.

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