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Big John’s working on options


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Big John’s working on options

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BUSINESSMAN John Naime is weighing his options almost a month after shutting down the popular Big John’s Restaurant in Broad Street.
When the Daily Nation asked for an update on the fast food business yesterday and whether its doors would be reopened, Naime said “there was no update” but that he “was still working on his options”.
He, however, said that he was concerned about the more than 60 workers who were out of jobs.
“I don’t know what the outcome is right now and it is too soon to say, and I am still working on options,” Naime said.
The restaurant, which had been in operation on Broad Street for seven years, had its doors padlocked because of a $154 000 debt to the landlord late last month.
Naime was quoted then as saying: “They couldn’t have picked a worse time to close . . . . “This is the Christmas season.”
Quit notices, which were reportedly posted at night, said the action was taken because the business owed landlord M. I. Juman and Son Limited $154 000 in rent for a period of seven months.
Naime was given seven days to clear the debt or the restaurant’s “goods and chattel” would be sold off.
One notice bore the name Yearwood & Boyce, the law firm representing the landlord.
The other was posted by the landlord and the bailiffs, Credit Collection Barbados Limited.
Efforts to reach the law firm for a comment were not successful.
“The Broad Street operation supplies food for all our businesses, so with Broad Street closed, it looks like they are out of work,” said Naime then. (JS)

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