Aligarh restaurant in Crosspool ceases trading

Aligarh restaurant has closed
Aligarh restaurant has closed

Crosspool restaurant Aligarh has ceased trading.

The Indian restaurant opened last October but appeared to be closed over the weekend, with a sign in the window stating it had ceased trading and apologising for any inconvenience caused. A cookery masterclass was due to take place today.

A spokesperson for the business said a statement would be issued in a few days. As of Sunday night, there was no mention of the closure on the restaurant’s website.

Another customer had a big party booked and when they turned up the place was shut and in darkness. Someone else said: “It’s so sad, I thought they would do well.”

Updated 5 October 2015:

This statement has been issued:

It is with great sadness and regret that we have to announce that Aligarh Indian Restaurant in Crosspool has now ceased trading.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but unfortunately it is a decision we have had to make.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers past and present for their continued support.

We are sure this will be a great disappointment to all our customers and the local community which we served however please rest assured that if we could have avoided the closure we would have.

We sincerely apologise to those customers who have been inconvenienced due to the closure. Thank you for your understanding.


A57 Snake Pass to close for two weeks

The A57 Snake Pass will be closed from Monday 1 June until Sunday 14 June so that major repairs can be made to the retaining wall in four different places. There will be no through route from Glossop to Sheffield for any vehicle while the work is taking place.

The road will be closed from the junction of the A57 with the A6013 Ashopton Road to its junction with Hurst Road in Glossop.

A signed diversion route will be in place, which is A6013 − A6187 − B6049 − A623 − A6 − A615 − A624 − A57 (to point of closure) and vice versa.

A57 Snake Pass to close for two weeks

Crosspool restaurant Artisan closes

Artisan in Crosspool
Closed and for sale: Artisan in Crosspool

Crosspool’s Michelin Guide-recognised restaurant Artisan has closed its doors after 20 years of trading.

After being put up for sale in September, owners BrewKitchen have now decided to sell in the hope that a new team will take it on.

Artisan was previously known as Thyme and Smith’s. The upstairs area was also reinvented under different themes including fish restaurant Catch and budget eatery Canteen.

On the Artisan website Richard Smith from BrewKitchen said: “It is with regret, and mixed emotions, that after 20 years of trading we have decided to close.

“It has been a great business that has been the catalyst for real success. From the awards and accolades I achieved in the early years to the exceptional level of trading – I was full for 5 years every night at Smith’s – to the friendships with staff and customers alike that has been truly rewarding and still continue. The opportunity it gave me to progress on to some great other businesses like Thyme Cafe, the Cricket Inn and more recently Graze Inn, and my relationship with Thornbridge Brewery.

“The site is brilliant for a new ownership team. It’s in a great location with a fantastic kitchen, a brilliant feel and the potential for great trade with passion and commitment.”

The closure leaves two Italian restaurants in and around the precinct, along with Crosspool Tavern carvery, The Sportsman pub, Crosspool Fish Bar and Dynasty takeaway.

All existing Artisan bookings will be honoured at The Beauchief.

The sign on the window of Artisan
The sign on the window of Artisan

Lydgate Lane closed due to burst water main

Lydgate Lane continues to be closed in both directions at the Tapton Hill Road junction due to a burst water main and emergency repairs. Diversions are in place via Tapton Hill road.

It has been closed for several days now. Radio Sheffield were reporting today that they are hopeful of reopening the road tomorrow (Tuesday).

Update, Tuesday evening: Radio Sheffield are reporting that it is hoped Lydgate Lane will reopen in time for the morning rush hour tomorrow (Wednesday).

In May, a section of Lydgate Lane was closed for scheduled water mains work.

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