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Shopping centre's cafe open again after two week hiatus

RIVERLINK'S coffee spot staple, Jamaica Blue Cafe, has reopened its doors after its shock closure two weeks ago.

The cafe's parent company Food Co was approached for comment on the reopening today, but did not provide further details.

Food Co provided a statement simply saying: "The store is currently being operated by the Franchisor in accordance with its lease obligations."

A post advertising its reopening went live on Facebook yesterday, stating the cafe was back to its usual opening hours.

The recent closure had shocked patrons, with only a sign on the door to notify clientele of the move.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances this Jamaica Blue Café is currently closed and will be reopening soon. Apologies for any inconvenience," it read.

A spokesperson for Food Co said the initial closure was due to the franshisee pulling out of the business because the lease was due to expire.

"The lease on this site is due to expire at the end of 2019," they said.

"The franchisee has decided not to continue on in the business. The Franchisor is currently reviewing its options."

The cafe first opened at Riverlink in 2016.

 

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The Jamaica Blue Cafe at Riverlink has posted a sign in its window saying it is temporarily closed.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances this Jamaica Blue Café is currently closed and will be reopening soon. Apologies for any inconvenience," the sign reads.

Closure sign on the door of Jamaica Blue at Riverlink on May 16 2019
Closure sign on the door of Jamaica Blue at Riverlink on May 16 2019 Samtui Selave

A spokesperson for Food Co, Jamaica Blue Cafe's parent company said due to a shortly expiring lease the franchisee has pulled out of the business.

"The lease on this site is due to expire at the end of 2019," they said.

"The franchisee has decided not to continue on in the business. The Franchisor is currently reviewing its options."

The cafe opened in Riverlink in 2016 and is the latest in a string of Ipswich coffee spots to close its doors.