The prominent nightclub entrepreneur credited with reviving Sydney’s party precinct suddenly disappears when his venues close and staff make allegations of unpaid wages.
- The restorer is believed to be abroad
- Ussi Moniz Da Silva allegedly underpaid staff
A restaurateur credited with reviving one of Sydney’s busiest nightlife venues is believed to be abroad and allegedly owes his staff money.
Ussi Moniz Da Silva, 29, is under investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman over reports of allegedly underpaying staff at his premises in and around Kings Cross.
Mr. Moniz Da Silva was once a top businessman running Eros Restaurant, Maali Nightclub and Kings Cross Pavilion in Potts Point and Sinaloa in Double Bay.
Their locations were visited by celebrities and they hosted the premiere of the new TV show about Kings Cross businessman John Ibrahim, ‘The Last King of the Cross’ a few weeks ago.
Ussi Moniz Da Silva, 29, is under investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman over reports of allegedly underpaid staff at his premises in and around Kings Cross.
Moniz Da Silva flaunted her lavish lifestyle on social media but has since deleted her accounts.
It comes after its locations suffered a series of mishaps with instances of violence, reports of alleged underpayments and allegations of license breaches.
The Fair Labor Ombudsman said it was investigating reports of alleged underpayment to staff at one of its locations, the daily telegraph informed.
“The Ombudsman for Fair Labor is investigating Sinaloa,” a spokesperson said.
“As this matter is ongoing, it is not appropriate to comment further at this time.”
Staff claimed that problems with the payment began to surface in early January and were told it had been delayed due to ‘decreases in trade’.
Maali was forced to close for 58 hours in February after being served with a temporary closure notice by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.
The move came after a violent fight broke out inside the club.
The Eros restaurant received a similar temporary closure notice and closed for 60 hours in the same month.
Police had received a tip that an outlaw motorcycle gang intended to visit the location to allegedly commit an act of retribution.
Mr. Moniz Da Silva did not reopen any of his other locations after receiving the temporary closure order.
Diners were unaware of the closure at Eros Restaurant and continued to make reservations and pay deposits online.
They then turned up to find the place empty.
It is understood that the Potts Point locations are under new management and will reopen under new names in the future.
Daily Mail Australia contacted the Fair Work Ombudsman for comment.
Mr. Moniz Da Silva was once a prominent businessman running Eros Restaurant, Maali Nightclub and Kings Cross Pavilion, in Potts Point, and Sinaloa (pictured), in Double Bay.