Yeah, look, things aren't going to well for Connie. His restaurant, Geisha, has been provisionally liquidated.
The restaurant closed its doors on the 9th of August and Gallagher returned to Ireland with his wife and sons. He left behind R985 000 in outstanding rent and, if the rumours are true, he also owes R300 000 to a company called Mac Catering who sold him equipment to set up his kitchen. Gallagher is under even more pressure owing to the fact that he is being investigated by the labour department for failing to register his employees with any unemployment fund. So...basically, he hasn't been paying his staff for the last two months. Not great.
It's probably a good time to tell you what Sun International Hotel Group pay him. R210 000. Yip, per month. He also gets R75 000 every month from various companies for whom he consults, one of which is The Trump Group. Obviously our boy isn't great with money management.
So now we sit back and wait to see what happens. He has until the 23rd of September to explain to the court why the liquidation should not be made final. If it is, there is the chance of the business being sold. The site is awesome and the concept could work with a better operator so it will be interesting to follow. Otherwise, I'm sure there are restaurateurs lining up to take this space and put something fresh in there. Let's see...
P.S. I felt an authoritive tone coming through in this piece. Did you like that? A bit of journalism coming through there for you? Maybe it's because I got this info from The Cape Times.