Almost two months after the Piccadilly Pub on Bolton Street closed its doors without notice, the company that owns the property has issued a sign that the restaurant will not reopen.
"The landlords for the Piccadilly Pub restaurant chain have acquired its bank obligations and are seeking new tenants for the properties it occupied in Massachusetts," the landlords' attorney wrote in a letter to Auburn, MA officials as reported by the Worcester Business Journal.
Restaurant chain owner Elephant & Castle filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June of 2011, and the business that ran the nine Piccadilly Pub locations in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Pub Group (MPG), reportedly owes the State of Massachusetts almost $460,000 in overdue meals taxes.
An attorney representing the pub property owners said they are actively looking to lease the properties to new clients.
"It's more likely it'll be some other concept," the attorney told the WBJ on Wednesday.
After closing abruptly during the first full week of February, management left a note taped to the main entrance of the Marlborough location thanking customers for their patronage of the restaurant, adding that they hope to serve the public again sometime soon. (see photo)
All Piccadilly Pub locations have closed including restaurants in Auburn, Worcester and Westborough.
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