Maison Sax business to be liquidated after Covid hits trade

Maison Sax, in Ashley Cross, has been a victim of the Omicron crisis, according to the firm which will be appointed to liquidate the company.

Maison Sax was the trading name of La Cave Dorset, which is due to appoint liquidators this week.

The restaurant’s founder, David Sax, left as director in 2020.

A statement from RSM UK said: “Phillip Sykes and Glen Carter of RSM UK Restructuring LLP are proposed to be appointed co-liquidators of La Cave Dorset Limited, which operated as Maison Sax Restaurant, on Thursday 10 February.

“The company suffered following the onset of the pandemic.

“Despite an increase in trading during the summer of 2021, public concern over the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has further hampered the business and significantly reduced its festive bookings. The company subsequently ceased trading.

Maison Sax opened in September 2018 in the former British pub on Britannia Road, as a French-inspired bistro and bar.

Its website still carries a message saying, “We are currently closed throughout January 2022. We look forward to welcoming you back.”

The Daily Echo saw a WhatsApp message received by staff.

He said: “I was advised this morning that the shareholders have appointed directors and the business will not reopen. This is obviously bad news for all of us as we are out of work.”

He added: “I am very sad for everyone involved and I can only thank everyone for all of your hard work and efforts to make Maison a success. Unfortunately, I am only the courier and I also lose my job.

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