Number Nine sold and could become a bar

Number Nine sold and could become a bar

Number Nine sold and could become a bar

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NUMBER Nine restaurant has been sold and a lounge bar could reopen in its place.

The lease for the North Hill restaurant, which boasted Michelin Star ambitions, has been sold by owner Tony Cole to an unnamed bidder.

The businessman said his operating company, Reckin, did not owe any outstanding debt.

He also remained tight-lipped on the future of the premesis but said it would be renamed and could open within a matter of weeks.

Exclusive interview with Mr Cole in Wednesday's Gazette.

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2:46pm Wed 9 Jan 13

hughie-s says...

Head chef leaves, business put on market rather that get a new one, bids received, due diligence etc and lease assigned all in a few days..... hmmmmmmm.
Head chef leaves, business put on market rather that get a new one, bids received, due diligence etc and lease assigned all in a few days..... hmmmmmmm. hughie-s
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4:08pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Nothing is surprising when it comes to Tony Cole. Number Nine failed, on two occasions, and if he has anything to do with whatever new venture the property is used for then it's not likely to be very successful either.
Nothing is surprising when it comes to Tony Cole. Number Nine failed, on two occasions, and if he has anything to do with whatever new venture the property is used for then it's not likely to be very successful either. Say It As It Is OK?
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5:55pm Wed 9 Jan 13

sandgronun64 says...

Stop giving this guy publicity.

Nothing he does seems to merit anything other than criticism.

Whilst it keeps us 'morally outraged' folks typing, it simply confers an undeserved and unearned, minor celebrity tag on this person.

Let him wallow in anonymity.
Stop giving this guy publicity. Nothing he does seems to merit anything other than criticism. Whilst it keeps us 'morally outraged' folks typing, it simply confers an undeserved and unearned, minor celebrity tag on this person. Let him wallow in anonymity. sandgronun64
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6:34pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Boris says...

sandgronun64 wrote:
Stop giving this guy publicity.

Nothing he does seems to merit anything other than criticism.

Whilst it keeps us 'morally outraged' folks typing, it simply confers an undeserved and unearned, minor celebrity tag on this person.

Let him wallow in anonymity.
After he has cheated all those people, I'd rather he wallow in jail for a spell.
[quote][p][bold]sandgronun64[/bold] wrote: Stop giving this guy publicity. Nothing he does seems to merit anything other than criticism. Whilst it keeps us 'morally outraged' folks typing, it simply confers an undeserved and unearned, minor celebrity tag on this person. Let him wallow in anonymity.[/p][/quote]After he has cheated all those people, I'd rather he wallow in jail for a spell. Boris
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6:52pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Steve86 says...

Never heard of this restaurant. No wonder it closed down
Never heard of this restaurant. No wonder it closed down Steve86
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8:21pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Captain SpaceAce says...

I wish they'd get a different photo to use.
I wish they'd get a different photo to use. Captain SpaceAce
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10:28pm Wed 9 Jan 13

hughie-s says...

Captain SpaceAce wrote:
I wish they'd get a different photo to use.
Try this one...
http://www.gazette-n
ews.co.uk/news/local
/colchester/10128740
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hes_into_lamppost/
[quote][p][bold]Captain SpaceAce[/bold] wrote: I wish they'd get a different photo to use.[/p][/quote]Try this one... http://www.gazette-n ews.co.uk/news/local /colchester/10128740 .Driverless_car_smas hes_into_lamppost/ hughie-s
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10:55pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Feisty CBC says...

If he has sold it, maybe he can stump up the monies he owes Frank Wright butchers.
If he has sold it, maybe he can stump up the monies he owes Frank Wright butchers. Feisty CBC
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12:39am Thu 10 Jan 13

Boris says...

This man claims in the printed paper that he runs various other businesses, including a care home for people with learning difficulties.
I feel very sorry for the unfortunate residents of that care home, which I hope is inspected regularly. Would be good if the Gazette could identify the care home, so that relatives of the residents can keep a close eye on conditions there.
This man claims in the printed paper that he runs various other businesses, including a care home for people with learning difficulties. I feel very sorry for the unfortunate residents of that care home, which I hope is inspected regularly. Would be good if the Gazette could identify the care home, so that relatives of the residents can keep a close eye on conditions there. Boris
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12:45am Thu 10 Jan 13

Boris says...

Feisty CBC wrote:
If he has sold it, maybe he can stump up the monies he owes Frank Wright butchers.
Cole never owned the building. All he has "sold" is the lease, i.e. the right to pay a set rent in return for the right to use the building for a specified period.
Whether he made any money from this transaction remains to be seen, but even if he did, it will not be enough to pay off old creditors like Frank Wright, even if they still have a claim in law, which perhaps they haven't.
[quote][p][bold]Feisty CBC[/bold] wrote: If he has sold it, maybe he can stump up the monies he owes Frank Wright butchers.[/p][/quote]Cole never owned the building. All he has "sold" is the lease, i.e. the right to pay a set rent in return for the right to use the building for a specified period. Whether he made any money from this transaction remains to be seen, but even if he did, it will not be enough to pay off old creditors like Frank Wright, even if they still have a claim in law, which perhaps they haven't. Boris
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1:04am Thu 10 Jan 13

Boris says...

Captain SpaceAce wrote:
I wish they'd get a different photo to use.
There is a different photo in the printed paper, of Cole sitting at a restaurant table brandishing a document in one hand, and waving the other hand expansively. He is wearing exactly the same stripey shirt, so it was probably taken the same day as the one at the top here.
[quote][p][bold]Captain SpaceAce[/bold] wrote: I wish they'd get a different photo to use.[/p][/quote]There is a different photo in the printed paper, of Cole sitting at a restaurant table brandishing a document in one hand, and waving the other hand expansively. He is wearing exactly the same stripey shirt, so it was probably taken the same day as the one at the top here. Boris
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8:36am Thu 10 Jan 13

jammin says...

Boris wrote:
Captain SpaceAce wrote:
I wish they'd get a different photo to use.
There is a different photo in the printed paper, of Cole sitting at a restaurant table brandishing a document in one hand, and waving the other hand expansively. He is wearing exactly the same stripey shirt, so it was probably taken the same day as the one at the top here.
Maybe he is skint and only has one shirt? Or bought a job lot of stripy shirts?
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Captain SpaceAce[/bold] wrote: I wish they'd get a different photo to use.[/p][/quote]There is a different photo in the printed paper, of Cole sitting at a restaurant table brandishing a document in one hand, and waving the other hand expansively. He is wearing exactly the same stripey shirt, so it was probably taken the same day as the one at the top here.[/p][/quote]Maybe he is skint and only has one shirt? Or bought a job lot of stripy shirts? jammin
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9:14am Thu 10 Jan 13

hughie-s says...

Boris wrote:
This man claims in the printed paper that he runs various other businesses, including a care home for people with learning difficulties.
I feel very sorry for the unfortunate residents of that care home, which I hope is inspected regularly. Would be good if the Gazette could identify the care home, so that relatives of the residents can keep a close eye on conditions there.
The care home is at Westcliff and Companies Houses show the accounts. as being overdue.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: This man claims in the printed paper that he runs various other businesses, including a care home for people with learning difficulties. I feel very sorry for the unfortunate residents of that care home, which I hope is inspected regularly. Would be good if the Gazette could identify the care home, so that relatives of the residents can keep a close eye on conditions there.[/p][/quote]The care home is at Westcliff and Companies Houses show the accounts. as being overdue. hughie-s
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8:22pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Boris says...

hughie-s wrote:
Boris wrote:
This man claims in the printed paper that he runs various other businesses, including a care home for people with learning difficulties.
I feel very sorry for the unfortunate residents of that care home, which I hope is inspected regularly. Would be good if the Gazette could identify the care home, so that relatives of the residents can keep a close eye on conditions there.
The care home is at Westcliff and Companies Houses show the accounts. as being overdue.
What a surprise....
Thanks for your researches at Companies House.
Some people think it doesn't matter much about wrongdoers of this type, after all nobody was killed or injured. But they can ruin the lives of others, for example those of their suppliers that may go under because of not getting paid.
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: This man claims in the printed paper that he runs various other businesses, including a care home for people with learning difficulties. I feel very sorry for the unfortunate residents of that care home, which I hope is inspected regularly. Would be good if the Gazette could identify the care home, so that relatives of the residents can keep a close eye on conditions there.[/p][/quote]The care home is at Westcliff and Companies Houses show the accounts. as being overdue.[/p][/quote]What a surprise.... Thanks for your researches at Companies House. Some people think it doesn't matter much about wrongdoers of this type, after all nobody was killed or injured. But they can ruin the lives of others, for example those of their suppliers that may go under because of not getting paid. Boris
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