Arrivederci Il Monastero

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The notice was short and clear. The landlord had taken repossession of 6 High Street because of the lessee’s default under the terms of the lease dated January 6, 2014. Il Monastero, an Italian restaurant, opened on St Valentine’s Day, less than six months ago.

A neighbouring business-owner remarked: “It’s a shame. They put so much effort into improving the place. We’ve seen businesses come and go. In the summer months it all looks so busy, but people don’t realise this is a six-month town.” The landlord is a Tenterden-based property company named Tin Ha.