Closing Swansea restaurant La Tasca 'no longer financially viable'
A SWANSEA restaurant is due to close after just seven years of business in the city.
Spanish-themed restaurant La Tasca will close in Wind Street after its parent company decided the outlet was not economically viable.
It is unclear how many jobs will be lost as a result, although the company which runs the restaurant is working with staff to find employment opportunities elsewhere.
Around 50 jobs were created when La Tasca launched in Wind Street in 2005.
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Around 250 guests joined in the opening night celebrations at the venue, which operates over two floors.
A spokeswoman for La Tasca said: "We can confirm that we are planning to close our restaurant in Swansea.
"We are working with staff from the restaurant to find employment opportunities elsewhere, but unfortunately it was not economically viable to continue trading in these locations.
"We'd like to thank our customers for their support and loyalty over the years.
"The nearest La Tasca restaurant can be found at Brewery Quarter in Cardiff."
La Tasca has not yet confirmed a closing date for the Swansea restaurant.
The chain runs 70 restaurants across the UK and opened its first outlet in Manchester city centre in 1993.
News of the closure follows the closure of major casino Aspers which permanently shut its doors in Wind Street at the end of last month with the loss of 60 jobs.
Aspers also closed as it was no longer financially viable.
Swansea Business Improvement District (Bid) chief executive Russell Greenslade said: "It's never pleasing to hear this type of thing, particularly for the staff concerned.
"Despite this news of a national chain closing, commercially astute businesses are continuing to invest and create jobs with several new exciting venues such as Bloomburger, Chaplin and Bambu coupled with major investment in housing and retail happening in the area.
"We will continue to work with our partners to support and attract city centre businesses."
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