The Nanglo Café and Pub including the Chinese Room located at Durbar Marg halted its operations from Sunday. The management celebrated the 38th anniversary of Nanglo, a trendsetter of restaurant culture in Nepal, on Saturday and announced that it will close down the service from Sunday.
Publishing a notice, the management said that it is sad to announce its retirement from active cuisine service to all its loyal palates.
Shyam Kakshapati established Nanglo 38 years ago and it currently has 13 outlets, 10 Nanglo Bakery Café´s, a Nanglo Café and Pub (recently shut down) and two Nanglo Wests in Palpa and Butwal.
Even though the management in the public notice has said that they have to shut down the outlet due to unavoidable circumstances and has not mentioned the reason behind the closure, the outlet is said to have closed as the contract of the land at Durbar Marg ended.
“We had to shut down the outlet as our contract ended and the land owners did not want to renew the contract,” said Kakshapati adding that we have to leave others place when they want us to leave.
The land where the outlet is situated belongs to the families of late Daya Ram Bhakta Mathema and Late Bhuwaneswar Amatya.
Kakshapati however said that they are looking for a space in Durbar Marg itself and will re-open the outlet as soon as they find it. “We will hire our current staff when we reopen the outlet,” said Kakshapati.
The management has asked its staff to collect their remaining due from the human resources department. The closed would see a daily transaction of around Rs 400,000.
Nanglo has a total of 290 staff and 80 of them worked at the Durbar Marg restaurant. The staff expressed shock and disbelief at the sudden closure announcement.
Though the café and the pub were closed on Sunday, the bakery outlet remained open.