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Burton bar Caliente will close its doors for good

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 07, 2014

By Laura Hammond

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A BURTON bar which has been plagued by troubles since it opened earlier this year is to close its doors for good, after its owner was forced to put it into liquidation.

Caliente, in High Street, has only been opening sporadically for some time following issues with cash flow and staffing at the site, and proprietor John Mason said he could no longer keep it going.

It is not yet known when the Spanish-themed bar will shut.

Mr Mason told the Mail: "I'm gutted that it's having to close. I have put so much money into running the venue and trying to do something good for Burton.

"I wanted to give people a chance to try something different.

"But it's just cost so much money and it's far too much. I can't afford it and I can't do it by myself."

The bar opened as a tapas restaurant in a blaze of glory, but cracks soon began to show.

In May, staff were left hundreds of pounds out of pocket when the company simply ran out of money. It was forced to close then as well.

Mr Mason is open about the fact he 'did not know what he was doing' when he opened the restaurant and admitted he made mistakes.

Personal problems have also played a part in the decision, he said.

The venue has had a chequered history and has opened in a number of guises in recent years. Before Mr Mason took over at the end of last year it was the Brewers Bar.

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