THE MANAGEMENT OF Mall 34 on Broad Street, has taken steps to get rid of a foul odour coming from the closed Big John’s Restaurant.
The move followed complaints from some of the mall’s tenants about a stench from the restaurant closed since last November over a debt of more than $150 000.
Head of marketing and promotion of the mall, Victor Franklin, told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday it was not a case of management sitting back and doing nothing.
“I was informed [Wednesday] by some of the tenants that they were smelling something, so I investigated and spoke to my boss about getting into Big John’s,” he said.
Franklin said after the bailiffs opened the doors it was discovered that the restaurant “had meat in a chiller which had started to break down”.
He added: “We removed it within an hour and now plan to use industrial cleaners to sanitize the entire mall.”
Franklin said management was usually proactive, with this being reflected in plans to remodel the mall and to have new tenants moving in this month.
“We are being proactive but unfortunately we had to be reactive in this case as we did not know what was happening in Big John’s,” he said. “However, we acted immediately.” (CA)