Owners of Patisserie du Chateau have assured that they intend to reopen their shop after disagreements with staff saw it closed after Easter.
The French patisserie in High Street was subject to a shock closure following fall-outs with staff and bosses over claims that wages were not paid.
Owners, Celine and Sebastien Vermant said that their former friend and chef closed up the business in what was a complete shock to them.
They explained that wages were paid several days late owing to the Easter bank holidays, but cannot see why they were targeted after two years of trouble-free business.
“This means everything to us and there area lot of rumours around us which simply are not true,” said Celine.
“We just want to get our business back up and running to support our family in Kenilworth.”
The couple had two bakeries in Leamington under the name Comme Ci-Comme Ca. Both were subject to sudden closures owing to problems with rent payments.
The bakery in Leamington’s High Street was one of many businesses entitled to apply for compensation to cover losses as a result of ongoing road works.
But the French couple said that issues in claiming these payments meant they were unable to pay staff immediately, or make rent deadlines at the time.
As a result, the business, and the second cafe in Warwick Street opened to help business during the months of disruption, were closed.
Several staff members at the time were not paid, and talks are reported to be ongoing to solve these issues.
Celine insisted that these matters are in no way related to the Kenilworth shop or staff and that worker, Roman was paid up to Easter.
The couple hopes to reopen the Kenilworth business as soon as possible.