My home from home, Tubby Wadlow's, is to close on xmas Eve. The owner, Luther (whose money comes from careful marriage), has decided to sell up. It's been on the cards for much of this year, with Robin and Toby looking to buy him out (basically a matter of fixtures n fittings and goodwill as it's them that have built the revenue). When the offered price came in at £130,000 (remember this doesn't include the property itself), he was informed it was not going to be met. So farewell to the best of Ilkley's bistros, a venue for many happy after-hours drinking sessions, much cynical abuse from the bar staff, etc., etc. It'll be on the market next year sometime, so might be resurrected. Whether Luther'll get the 130K is rather more doubtful in the current climate. But, then, as I say, he didn't make his money himself, so his business knowledge is a bit limited.