The companies behind two popular city venues are facing liquidation.
A winding-up order has been issued by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the parent firms of The D’Arcy Thompson and the West House on West Port.
It is still business as usual for both premises but a petition for the liquidation of The D’Arcy Thompson Dundee Ltd and West House Dundee Ltd has been presented at Dundee Sheriff Court.
The well-known bars and restaurants are listed as being run by directors Jake Zakrzewski and Andrew “Macky” McMahon under the Bon Viveur Group Ltd.
Companies House does not list either Mr Zakrzewski or Mr McMahon as directors of Bon Viveur Group Ltd, with the sole director listed as Helen McMahon.
The winding-up notice for The D’Arcy Thompson Dundee Ltd states: “On October 30 2018, a petition was presented to Dundee Sheriff Court by the Advocate General for Scotland for and on behalf of the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs craving the court inter alia to order that D’Arcy Thompson Dundee Ltd be wound up by the court and to appoint the liquidator.”
As well as The D’Arcy Thompson and the West House, the Bon Viveur Group also owns The Tinsmith and Gallery 48, both of which are also based on West Port.
The company opened cocktail bar Tom’s in the same area earlier this year.
All of the ventures have opened within the last five years with the Bon Viveur Group claiming its premises “are recognised for leading the way in style, service and quality of offer”.
In March, Perth Road eatery Meat House was wound up with debts of more than £400,000.
The business, which closed suddenly in January, failed to pay HMRC and suppliers – with staff being owed almost £70,000 in unpaid wages.
The Tele attempted to contact Mr Zakrzewski, Mr McMahon and Ms McMahon for comment but they could not be reached at the time of going to press.