Sydney's famous hotspot popular with Ed Sheeran, Mel Gibson and James Blunt is forced to close after the landlord takes a & # 39; hostile takeover & # 39; launched
- Pelicano in the ritzy Double Bay of Sydney will close its doors at the end of the month
- The bar and restaurant has hosted stars including Ed Sheeran and Mel Gibson
- The co-owner of the restaurant claimed that the owners of new buildings had forced them
- AMA Holdings said they had given sufficient notice and had complied with the law
A restaurant and bar popular with celebrities such as Ed Sheeran and Mel Gibson are forced to close after a & # 39; hostile takeover & # 39; from their landlord.
Pelicano in the ritzy Double Bay of Sydney closes on December 28, despite the fact that since it opened in 2012 it has become one of the most sought after entertainment venues in the city.
Other famous stars who have visited the pop art restaurant are Hollywood actor Gerard Butler, James Blunt and Cara Delevingne & # 39; s sister Poppy.
Pelicano co-owner, Andrew Becher, said their landlord pushed them out, but the building owners claim that urgent renovations are needed.
Exclusive Sydney celebrity hotspot Pelicano, which has welcomed people like Ed Sheeran and Mel Gibson since opening in 2012, was forced to close after their landlord launched a takeover
Famous stars who have visited the pop-art-themed restaurant include Ed Sheeran, Hollywood actor Gerard Butler, James Blunt and Cara Delevingne & # 39; s sister Poppy
Mr. Becher claimed that the owner of the building had forced them to take a & # 39; hostile takeover & # 39; even though the restaurant is flourishing and still has six years left.
He said there was a demolition clause in their lease, which meant that they could be canceled to leave if renovation of the Gaden House from the 1960s was needed.
& # 39; The lessor who bought the property is very hostile in his takeover of property, & # 39; said the founder of Pelicano The courier Wentworth.
The owner AMA Holdings, partly owned by media mogul Walter Marr from Hong Kong, has denied that their notification & # 39; hostile & # 39; and said they acted within the law.
& # 39; Our customer strongly denies that it is a & # 39; hostile takeover & # 39; of the building, & # 39; said the lawyers of the owner.
The statement said that work was needed to improve fire safety at Gaden House and improve its structural integrity.
Hollywood star Mel Gibson has been one of the many stars for dining in Pelicano since it opened in 2012 in Doubly Bay.
Singer James Blunt and his wife Sophia Wellesley have also invaded the bar and restaurant that remains open until December 28
& # 39; The existing tenants in the building have received sufficient notice that they must leave the building to perform these works & # 39 ;, the statement added.
Mr. Becher said that 22 people would lose their jobs due to the closure of Pelicano.
The closure comes after the owners of the historic modernist building received a 2000-strong petition last year that opposed their plan to add two levels of commercial floor space to Gaden House.
Pelicano will be open to the public for the last time on December 21, before organizing a final private broadcast a week later, according to Good food.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted AMA Holdings for further comments.
Pelicano became one of the city's most sought after nightlife since it opened in 2012
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