‘Unviable’ Lincoln restaurant closes after four months

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A Lincoln pub restaurant lasted just four months in the city centre, with owners stating the business was ‘unviable’.

Scarlet Red officially closed its doors to customers on Monday, January 15.

The restaurant first opened on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 after taking over the former Dexters Steak and Ale House.

It was the third business in the unit in a matter of years, including the former Lincoln Red Steakhouse.

The lease was taken on by Rebecca and Craig Robinson, who also manage the Lincoln Green pub in North Hykeham.

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In a statement posted on the doors of the restaurant, Rebecca and Craig said: “It is with hugely heavy hearts that we must announce that The Scarlet Red will be closing.

“Unfortunately, the business has remained unviable since we opened in September and coupled with the expense we have incurred due to the harassment from the company that manage the parking at the rear, we have had to make the heartbreaking decision to cease trading.

“We have tried to notify all future bookings but if we haven’t managed to speak with you personally we sincerely apologise.

“We would like to thank our amazing staff team for being completely brilliant and supporting us even thought the last few difficult days.”