A popular bar in Norwood has had its doors shuttered following a dispute over rent between the bar’s owner and the venue’s landlord.
Stone’s Throw on The Parade has permanently closed its doors, having last opened before the pandemic hit South Australia.
The Advertiser reports that the bar’s operators had been negotiating with landlords over a rent reduction, but talks fell through.
One of the bar’s shareholders said that the owners’ requests for reduced rent was not honoured.
“We asked for a rent reduction three months prior to COVID and he (landlord) was non-negotiable,” Brett Viney told The Advertiser.
Liquidators have since been appointed to a business group led by Mr Viney and his business partner Matthew Mitchell.
The Bloody Mary Group also has a stake in city pub the Saracens Head, but say that the group’s liquidation would have no impact on that venue.
Stone’s Throw was opened in 2016, having previously operated with different owners under the name Grace the Establishment.
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