Popular Lossiemouth business is placed under voluntary liquidation

ONE OF LOSSIEMOUTH’S most popular businesses has confirmed that it has been forced to close its doors this week – but hopes to find a way through financial difficulties.

The 1629 Restaurant enjoys fantastic views out over the town’s picturesque East Beach and has proven to be a magnet over the years for locals and many visitors alike.

A particular favourite spot for holding family or business events, the restaurant is one of several businesses owned by David Guidi – the others include La Caverna, Guidis, Smugglers and the Mill House Hotel near Buckie.

None of the other businesses are understood to have been affected by the issues facing 1629, with Mr Guidi explaining to the Wave Newsbeat community radio show being broadcast this evening at 6pm: “Due to the current trading climate which has made it difficult for any business to carry on, I have unfortunately had to place 1629 into voluntary liquidation this week.”

However, Mr Guidi added that he still hopes to find a way of reopening the business as soon as possible, adding: “Currently, we are looking at the business strategy and finances to try and salvage a business going forward. I am committed to try and ensure the continued employment of all my staff – and I’m also keen to ensure that we continue to provide a service to the local community.

“As people will understand it is early days and there is very little I can say at the current time, but as soon as I have anything further to say I will let insideMORAY know.”

The full interview with David Guidi can be heard online via Wave Radio.