The owner of a popular fish and chip shop has thanked his customers for their support after re-opening following a dispute with his landlord.
Hass Hakansoy, who operates the Trawlers Catch Fish Bar, in Station Road near the rail station, won his case against the forced closure and opened up again earlier week on Tuesday, January 21.
He paid thanks to everyone who welcomed him back and said: “Thanks for your overwhelming support. We are looking forward serving everyone in future.”
It was closed earlier this month after a repossession notice was posted on the shop and was understood to have ceased trading because of outstanding debts and rising rents bills. There was also speculation that police had to be called when bailiffs arrived to change the locks on the doors.
Comments were made about the reopening on the social media site Nextdoor with Doreen Walker, from Rushbrooke with Rougham, saying “Glad he will be back. His food is very good, fresh cooked haddock yum yum.”
Suzanne Tonnar, from Hessett, said: “It’s good news he won his court case. He has a lot of work to do within the shop as it’s been left for a few days. Welcome back Hass, you have a fantastic team working with you.”
Cheryl Cowell, from Beyton, said: “Good for him. Look forward to business as usual. Get those fryers on.”
Gordon Tonnar, from Hessett, said: “Hass is a good man. Hard working and as honest is the day is long.”
Nicholas Challacombe, from Great Barton, said: “Great news, he does the best plaice in the area, such a nice hardworking chap.”
Simon Lee, from Thurston, said: “Great news, haven’t had decent fish and chips or a kebab since they closed, there’s nowhere else local that can get near the quality.”
Tracey Morris, from Thurston, said: “Hass’ food is the best. We even prefer it to Southwold and Aldeburgh. Glad things are sorted, we have missed our Friday takeaway.”
And David Burke and Janette Millan, both from Thurston, also welcomed the reopening saying that they were “glad” to have him back and was “fantastic” news.