Surveyor appointed to sell Anthony’s assets

A YORKSHIRE-BASED chartered surveyors has been appointed to sell the assets of the Anthony’s restaurant business which shut suddenly last week.

The restaurant in the Corn Exchange in Leeds, shut on Friday along with the other three ventures run by acclaimed chef Anthony Flinn and his father, also called Anthony.

Yesterday the Leeds office of chartered surveyors Eddisons was appointed to dispose of the assets.

Richard Temple, who is handling the disposal, said: “It is sad when such a well known business runs into difficulties and is a blow to the Corn Exchange.

“We will be working hard with the management team to dispose of the assets as quickly as possible.”

Full details of the closure have not yet emerged, with those behind Anthony’s having not yet made a statement on its closure or what their future plans are.

The business, which was first established on Boar Lane in 2004, moved to the historic Corn Exchange last year where the Flinns had launched Piazza by Anthony and Rib Shakk while sister establishment, the cafe Anthony’s Patisserie in the Victoria Quarter, has also closed.

The businesses employed around 70 staff who are believed to have been made redundant.

GBR Phoenix Beard, the managing agent of the landlord of the Corn Exchange, has said it was “saddened” to learn of the closure.