Lincoln cafe closed as owner leaves the city

A cafe on Lincoln High Street has closed its doors for good as the owner relocated to London after a family bereavement.

Cafe Pino opened in the former jewellers on the corner of the High Street and Tentercroft Street on November 26 last year.

It initially closed temporarily in March due to the coronavirus crisis, but the cafe’s owner Memet Ozer recently made the difficult decision not to reopen and move away from the area after his cousin died.

Cafe Pino has now closed permanently. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The building is fully fitted out and available on a commercial lease. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Memet told The Lincolnite: “It was a good start for the business when we opened and we were happy. When we closed temporarily (due to coronavirus) it became difficult and then when my relative died I made the decision to close permanently.

“I want to say thank you to all the customers as I met a lot of good people in the cafe and loved them all and everyone in Lincoln.”

A spacious unit ready for when another business takes it on. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The kitchen area. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The owner of the building Vaggie Kennedy, who is also known as Jack, said that the building is fully fitted out and available on a full ongoing 10 year commercial lease, and anyone interested can contact him directly on 07762 337666.

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