Popular town centre pub shuts its doors

The Terminus Hotel in Eastbourne Terminus Road closed until further notice by its brewery owners Harveys. September 24th 2013 E39099P
The Terminus Hotel in Eastbourne Terminus Road closed until further notice by its brewery owners Harveys. September 24th 2013 E39099P
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A popular town centre pub has closed its doors as another business looks set to re-open.

The Terminus Hotel shut around a fortnight ago and a sign went up thanking customers for their support.

It added, ‘At this moment in time the Terminus Hotel is closed for business.

‘We would like to thank our loyal customers for their support. We will post details of the re-opening when they are available’.

The business, based in Terminus Road, is a Harveys pub.

Hamish Elder, chairman of Harveys Brewery, said, “It closed because we have reached the end of our tenancy agreement and we still don’t have a suitable replacement.

“We are seeking a new quality operator.

“The pub industry is having great difficulty at the moment and Eastbourne is no exception to that.”

As news of the pub’s closure spread on Facebook revellers are getting set to welcome the re-opening of a bar in the town.

Ahmad Mossahebi, his wife Bernadette and daughter Faye took over the running of Maxims in South Street in 1998 and the leasehold was sold in May.

It was taken over by one of its bouncers until it closed around seven weeks ago.

Although the re-opening date has not been confirmed it is understood revellers will be able to enjoy a drink and dance there again in the near future.

Over the years a number of pubs in Eastbourne have closed their doors. These include the Lodge, the Roselands and the Black Horse in Seaside and the Ocean Wave in Latimer Road.

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