A Co Down restaurant has closed its doors after just two months in operation.

Red Restaurant and Champagne Lounge in Holywood opened in June.

It was run by Robbie Emerson through the company Copeland Hospitality.

Mr Emerson’s wife Carly is the sole director of the company.

However, when contacted by the Belfast Telegraph Mr Emerson declined to comment.

The business shut unexpectedly last Wednesday.

It’s understood that the restaurant initially employed up to 12 members of staff but by its last few days of trading its workforce had dwindled to around five.

The restaurant was on the town’s busy High Street.

A member of staff who asked not to be named said: “We have all been head-hunted, so we have given up good jobs to come here only for this to happen.”

Belfast Telegraph

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