CelebrityÂ chef Gordon Ramsay has shut down M1NT,Â a trendyÂ English club which boasts memberships ofÂ â€œnine billionaires alongside Hollywoodâ€™s A-listâ€.Â The famous chef &Â landlord has shut down the clubÂ due to nonpayment of rent by tenant Alistair Paton.
The chef’s private company, Gordon Ramsay Holdings, stated they entered the premises on Sunday to change the locks following multiple demands for unpaid rent.Â
A spokeswoman for Ramsay said, â€œTheyâ€™ve fallen massively behind on rent. People who donâ€™t pay their rent canâ€™t stay for free. Itâ€™s a pretty clear-cut situation. Everything weâ€™ve done is perfectly correct and legal.â€
The club’s Australian founder, Alistair Paton, has a bit of a different story regarding the arrears.Â Paton revealed that he stopped paying rent for the past four month because of problems with the air-conditioning, heating & hot water, which Ramsay Holdings are required to attend to.
Speaking from Hong Kong,Â Patton called Goron Ramsay’s reaction â€œdisappointingâ€ & looks forward to suing the chef’s company for lost trade & damages totaling $920,000.