What we were expecting was more details of the Easter brunch event this Saturday. What we got was the announcement that Black Dove in Shawlands is closed. The news is as sudden as it is disappointing. This was a good restaurant and it’s sad to hear their staff are now out of a job.
The closure was announced in these terms: “Unfortunately, as tenants, we’ve been in negotiations for a while now and have been unable to reach an agreement on the building lease with the new landlord. With that, the decision was taken today to close Black Dove, with immediate effect! The current lease demands are simply untenable for a business of our size.
“Firstly, we would like to apologise for how suddenly this change in circumstances has taken place. For anyone with upcoming bookings or for any imminent party plans, which may have been disrupted, we hope you understand.
“We would also like to gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contributions made by all our staff, partners, contractors, suppliers and contributors over the years. Finally, a heartfelt thanks to you, our loyal customers who supported us throughout and were instrumental in making The Black Dove flourish.
“Thanks again, and bye for now…
Team BD x”
So, that’s it. Doors closed.
Those with bookings or voucher holders will be contacted with further information regarding refunds and deposits.