Bunbury’s Consumer Protection urges Parade Hotel customers to come forward

Bunbury’s Consumer Protection urges Parade Hotel customers to come forward
News from Bunbury Mail:

April 20, 2015, 11:28 a.m.

CUSTOMERS who believe they are owed money after the unexpected closure of Bunbury’s Parade Hotel last week have been urged to contact Consumer Protection.

The Parade Hotel closed its doors unexpectedly last week.

CUSTOMERS who believe they are owed money after the unexpected closure of Bunbury’s Parade Hotel last week have been urged to contact Consumer Protection. 

Signs posted on the hotel’s door last Wednesday informed staff and customers that the business was closed until further notice. 

Employees of the business told the Bunbury Mail they had not had any warning that they would be out of a job. 

The hotel employed about 30 people, including kitchen, bar and restaurant staff. 

After the closure was reported on bunburymail.com.au last week, many customers vented their frustration on social media, claiming they had paid $ 500 deposits to secure the venue for upcoming functions. 

But the local Consumer Protection office has not received contact from customers and is therefore unable to move forward with an investigation into the matter. 

In September last year, local restaurant The World Kitchen also closed without warning and Consumer Protection received reports of peopl…………… continues on Bunbury Mail

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