Managers at a long-established and much-loved restaurant are hoping to open a new venue in the near future.

It comes after the news broke that Lagan’s restaurant on Broadgate, Ladybridge, will be shutting its doors after more than 20 years.

The business has been established since 2003 and in early 2022 underwent an extensive revamp with a theme of dim lights and dark walls with cherry blossom trees around the dining room.

The current lease runs until later this year and will not be renewed. The restaurant will continue to serve its customers until it permanently closes in October.

Plans have been submitted to covert Lagan’s restaurant into a prayer room and education centre.

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Business partner Mridul Dey said: “It just came as a blow after the renovations.

“We weren’t expecting it to happen, but we are weighing up our options and trying to find somewhere.

“We want to see if there is a suitable place that comes up, and I have had chats with the family about trying to go again.”

Mridul says that although the climate is uncertain, they remain hopeful that if they find the right place, they will be able to open a new restaurant, but are taking things one step at a time.

The Bolton News: He added: “If there is a suitable place we can relocate.

“We have had this for such a long time, and we are embedded in the community, and it’s the bread and butter for our family.

“With such uncertainty, we are trying to take it one step at a time but we are really hopeful.”

Customers have even reached out to the managers to recommend possible sites, which Mridul says has been the “push” to look for sites.

He said: “The response from the local Bolton community has been overwhelming, and the support from everyone has been the push.

The Bolton News: Business partner Moyna DeyBusiness partner Moyna Dey (Image: Public)“A lot of customers have asked us to go again and said they will support us.

“Customers have highlighted some places.”

The announcement of the closure was met with sadness from locals, who said they shared a lot of memories.

Raj Das – who runs the family business with his uncles Gebish and Moyna Dey – previously told The Bolton News that they will miss the customers the most who became more like “extended family”.

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