The Leeds office of Chartered Surveyors Eddisons has been appointed to dispose of the assets of the well known Leeds based restaurant Anthony’s, which has announced its closure.
The disposal includes the assets of Piazza by Anthony and Rib Shakk which are also based in the Corn Exchange, along with Anthony’s Patisserie in the Victoria Quarter.
Richard Temple of Eddisons, who is handling the disposal said: ‘It is sad when such a well know 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.’
Award-winning chef Anthony Flinn opened his flagship restaurant in 2004, followed by the patisserie in 2006, with Piazza by Anthony following in 2008.
Despite good reviews the restaurants have struggled against increased competition within Leeds city centre and the prevailing economic conditions.
Richard joined Eddisons in 2003 and has been the Managing Partner since 2012, a role that sees him lead the strategic direction and development of the business under the ownership of Begbies Traynor Group plc. Richard has been instrumental in the growth of the business which has seen turnover more than double since 2008.
In addition to his role as Managing Partner, Richard continues to play a vital role with key clients, particularly in the banking sector, where he is a trusted adviser to major high street clearing banks. Over the last eight years, Richard has been appointed LPA Receiver on many high profile properties and assists in the recovery of distressed loan portfolios.
Prior to joining Eddisons, Richard worked in the real estate division of a 'Big Four' firm where his notable assignments included the privatisation of Saudi Telecom for flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.