Bewildered – tenant’s reaction to end of 47 years at ‘Rockie’
Friday 1st February 2013, 2:52PM GMT.
THE outgoing tenant of The Rockmount Hotel said he was ‘bewildered’ as to why his lease was not being renewed.
David Nussbaumer, pictured, said his family’s 47-year tenure at the establishment would end on 31 December when the current agreement with Randall’s Brewery came to an end.
‘The Rockmount has been my life and soul and it’s everything to me,’ he said.
Attempts to negotiate a new lease have been going on since last summer and had failed despite an offer to pay more and Randall’s were intent on taking the premises back, he said.
Randall’s Brewery managing director Ian Rogers said that money will be spent on the Rockmount to ensure that it remains a focal point of the area.
He added that the new arrangement would attract business to The Cobo Bay Hotel too.