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Monday, 28 March 2011

Oddbins High Holborn: false alarm

Oddbins branch@3007/308 High Holborn, London WC1

When staff turned up at 9am this morning they found that their landlord's bailiffs had taken control of this Oddbins and padlocked the door. Given that Oddbins applied to go into administration on Friday and is awaiting a vote this coming Thursday on the proposed CVA, the landlord may have acted hastily and jumped the gun. Anyway some six hours later the shop was open again, although it is clear that they are struggling with a lack of stock. The shop, however, looks better stocked than the Dulwich Village branch.

Oops! Companies House issued a First Gazette against Ex Cellar Ltd for failing to file documents on time. The necessary documents were duly filed and the company dissolution notice withdrawn. Ex Cellar Ltd is the company that owns the four Ex Cellar wine merchant branches and is a separate company from Ex Cellars Investments Ltd.

Good post from Château Bauduc in Bordeaux about their neighbour's hit for £120,000 in the Oddbins debacle.

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