‘We would have to close hotel without sufficient car parking’
Saturday 2nd February 2013, 5:00PM GMT.
COBO Bay Hotel would be unviable without adequate parking, its owner has insisted.
David Nussbaumer issued the warning yesterday as he further explained why he could be forced to pull the hotel from the tourism sector.
Mr Nussbaumer (pictured) is set to lose his lease on neighbouring pub and restaurant The Rockmount at the end of the year, but the shared car park is owned by Randall’s Brewery.
Mr Nussbaumer is now applying for permission to convert a nearby field he owns into a car park, but has warned that without adequate spaces he may be forced to close down and redevelop the hotel as an absolute ‘last resort’.
‘I just cannot operate without a car park,’ he said.