Council bosses allowing George Street to be part-pedestrianised for a month from Saturday, August 22 is just the latest update for the busy route which has seen plenty of changes in recent years.

The move to allow al fresco dining will increase capacity for 11 pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Oxford Mail:

The former NatWest bank building

The road closure will be in place between New Inn Hall Street and Cornmarket Street from 10am to 9.30pm each day, with businesses asked to clear their areas from 9pm.

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This follows a similar initiative in St Michael's Street.

George Street saw plenty of changes in 2019 with some new businesses opening while others closed.

Oxford Mail:

Jamie's Italian closed

The Grapes pub got a facelift, former Cherwell School pupil Sami Mahfouz opened American-style diner Glut and Jamie's Italian - the first branch in the country to open - closed its doors after the chain went into administration.

Oxford Mail:

Sami Mahfouz outside Glut in George Street

The former NatWest Bank building on the corner of George Street was on the market after it closed and the branch switched to the centre of Cornmarket Street.

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Oxford Mail:

The Grapes pub

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We hope you’ll join us and get involved in the project, and remember to let us know what memories from your glory days you want to see in the group. We Grew Up in Oxford, so now it’s time to celebrate that. See you there!