Boston shop is toast after bailiffs called in

Tea and Toast, in Boston Market Place, has been closed by bailiffs.
Tea and Toast, in Boston Market Place, has been closed by bailiffs.

A shop in Boston’s Market Place ‘is no longer’ after bailiffs acted on behalf of the landlord.

Tea and Toast has confirmed the closure to customers on its Facebook page after a ‘Take Notice’ was posted in its window by Penham Excel Limited.

Steven Paul Sherriff asked the business: “Are you closing down as went to pop in today and all closed up??”

To which the business replied: “Hi Steven, unfortunately yes. Tea and toast is no longer.”

The notice, posted on September 27, 2016, is addressed to Daniel Lee Brett and informs him that he has 14 days to collect his goods from the property.

It says: “We as authorised agents acting on behalf of the landlord have this day re-entered these premises and the lease is hereby determined.

“Any attempt by you or your agents to enter the premises will result in criminal/civil proceedings being taken against you.”

A To Let sign has been placed on the shop and the Pygott and Crone website lists it as being available to rent at £20,000 per annum.

A brief description on the site says: “A prime retail unit available by way of a new FRI lease. The property is situated within the heart of the Market Place with frontage of approximately 7 metres between KFC and the Butterfly Hospice.

“The accommodation is over three floors with rear access and boasts 104sqm / 1121 sqft of ground floor accommodation, 86sqm/ 925sqft of first floor accommodation and 82sqm / 879sqft of second floor accommodation.

“The property has most recently been used as a Cafe/Restaurant but would suit a variety of uses subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained from Boston Borough Council. The lease terms are fully negotiable.”

The shop opened on June 18 following what it called a ‘massive refurb’. At the time it posted on its Facebook wall: “After a massive refurb, the cafe is looking better than ever! Come in and say hello.”

The Standard has made an attempt to contact the business.