The owners of an Indian restaurant have announced with “a heavy heart” that it will close after three decades. Jay Singh announced to customers on Facebook that it was the end of the road for the chandelier at Long Eaton.
The restaurant, in Derby Road, is the oldest in town. Mr Singh said the business had been hit hard by Covid and had struggled to recover financially. He said: “After three decades of success, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of Chandelier Restaurant.
“Chandelier has been an important part of the Long Eaton community and we are grateful to all of our loyal customers for their continued support over the past 30 years. The Covid restrictions have presented new challenges for us as a business, and although we have tried it is more difficult to continue operating as both an on-site restaurant and a take-out service, it is no secret that like many businesses we have struggled to recover financially .
“With this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors and complete our Chandelier journey.”
The restaurant will close its doors on Tuesday, May 10. Mr. Singh added, “We invite all of our valued customers to join us over the next few weeks to celebrate and reminisce with the whole team and give Chandelier the last hurray it deserves.”
Customers said they would be sad to see the restaurant close. One wrote: “So sorry to read this – a great loss for Long Eaton and an awful decision for you to make.” Another said: ‘Very sad to hear your news and our thanks for the many great meals we had there – we always felt very welcome.’