A SEARCH to find a new lease holder for Café Mandels in Dunwood Park could be drawing to a close.
The popular establishment has been shut for nearly a month since previous lease holder Amanda Wright decided to end her stay over a wrangle about opening hours.
The Correspondent understands a number of viewings for Café Mandels with prospective tenants have taken place in recent weeks.
A spokesperson for Oldham Council, who are ultimately responsible for the building, said: “The lease has been put out to tender for interested parties to apply, with a closing date of noon on Friday, September 21, 2018.”
Amanda spent seven months trying to negotiate reduced opening times before giving notice to quit.
OMBC told the Correspondent in July: “The matter was first put to councillors at a briefing on June 5 after Ms Wright asked to close the café from September until Easter 2019.”
However, they have since admitted: “Discussions had been ongoing with the tenant between November 2017 and May 2018.”