Italian fine-dining restaurant Avalanche in Manchester's city centre closed its doors on Monday after going into compulsory liquidation.
Outside the restaurant, a note explains it has been closed for "essential renovations and maintenance".
The restaurant, on Booth Street, received a company winding up order, which initiates the sale of a company's assets, on 8 February 2016 from the High Court of Justice Chancery Division Manchester.
Chris Bane, director of Strike Baliffs, who is handling the case on behalf of the building's owners, denied a report earlier today (9 August) in the Manchester Evening News stating the restaurant had closed for good.
"There's no confirmation of anything yet, everything is up in the air," he explained. "Things are changing hourly. It may reopen, it may not. We are just the bailiffs; we get the warrant and the instruction, then it's back to the landlord.
"It's never nice when this happens to anyone, it's mostly affected the staff; they wouldn't have seen it coming and they would have relied [on their wages] to pay bills and feed their families, so let's just see what happens and hopefully it will get sorted."
No one at Avalanche was available to comment at the time of going to press.
Avalanche opened in 2012 and two years later announced plans to open two new restaurants in Manchester as part of a £2m expansion programme, having reported a £2m turnover during its first year.
Companies House lists two directors for Avalanche Bar and Restaurant Limited: Rashid Jamil and Narhisa Rashid.
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