THE owners of the Corner Pocket and Majestic Suite in Mexborough have denied rumours the venue has closed down... claiming it will re-open this weekend.
Speculation mounted over the Bank Street venue – and two other Corner Pockets in Wath and Worksop – after their doors were locked shut two weeks ago.
Worried couple who have events booked with the venue, have approached the Times, after their calls to the venue went unanswered.
But a spokesman for Rotherham-based CPS Leisure, which owns all three venues, this week insisted the Majestic had only been shut for a refurbishment – and would re-open this weekend. He added that the Corner Pockets in Wath and Worksop were also due to be re-opened following refurbishment.
But the statement came too late for some couples – who have already cancelled their wedding receptions at the venue, believing it had shut down.
One concerned groom, Reece Johnson, told last week how he and his fiancee have booked elsewhere – complaining that no-one at the venue told them it was only a temporary closure.
And another couple, John Mummery and Helen Gumulczynski, told the Times they have also switched venues for their big day.
John said: “If they had just let people know what the situation was, then it would have caused a lot less stress for everyone.
“Organising a wedding is challenging enough, without having to deal with things like this as well.”
The business itself at the Majestic is owned by Tony Sambidge, of Leeds-based LIPS Leisure Ltd.
He has previously told the Times that the venue was not closing – but has refused to answer any more questions and slammed down the telephone on us.
Over Christmas, the manager Pat Selas made a public apology after angry customers complained about the quality of their Christmas dinners served at the venue.