A popular Preston city centre tapas restaurant is to close its doors.Advertisement
Dukpond in Cross Street has announced it to shut after a decade at various locations.
Andrea Mellon, who owns the restaurant and recently expanded to Chorley, announced it would end trading after five years at its current premises in the city.
Writing on Twitter she said: “It is with enormous sadness yet with pride & admiration for my team, customers & support network, I must advise you dukpond is now closed.”
A follow-up message said: “I’m overwhelmed with all your messages, thank you all so so very much xxx. It’s been a sad day and a very difficult decision.”
Andrea told Blog Preston the closure was for ‘commercial and personal reasons’, and said it was ‘time to make some life changes’.
Duk originally started in a cellar in Lancaster Road in 2006 and quickly gained cult status for its tapas and wine.
Related: Andrea opens up on why Dukpond was closed
In 2008 a second venue opened in Cannon Street called Pond.
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Following the success of the two venues it merged into one larger restaurant in 2011 in Cross Street, where it currently trades from.
The former Lancaster Road cellar restaurant was converted into Winedown. This is to continue trading, as is the recently opened Chorley Dukpond.
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