Pizza Express gutted as removal workers clear Ipswich restaurant

Pizza Express Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Pizza Express Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Pizza Express in Ipswich has been gutted as removal workers emptied the contents of the closed restaurant.

Pizza Express Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Pizza Express Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

The workers attended the restaurant, in Lloyds Avenue, today and were seen taking out stacks of chairs and tables, as well as barriers and other equipment.

It was announced that the restaurant was going to close in August as the chain struggled through the coronavirus lockdown.

The Ipswich outlet, alongside one in Sudbury were among 73 restaurants to close their doors this summer, at a cost of 1,100 jobs.

The company, which currently has around 454 restaurants, said it has finalised a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), despite the majority of its stores remaining profitable before lockdown was imposed.

Pizza Express Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Pizza Express Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond


You may also want to watch:


It has however seen earnings decline across its estate for the past three years.

Chinese majority owners Hony Capital also confirmed it had hired advisers from Lavard to lead the sale of the business.

Most Read

Despite the closure in Lloyds Avenue, the Pizza Express at the Waterfront is still open.

Pizza Express Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Pizza Express Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus