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Chris Badenoch And Julia Jenkins Restaurant Closes

The bad news for Chris Bandenoch and Julia Jenkin fans is their restaurant and beerhouse, Josie Bones is closing.

It has been a tough tweleve months as they have a $125,ooo tax debt, but the good news is they  are going to open up a microbrewery in the Inner North Melbourne.

Chris talks to Good Food:

“It’s no secret that it’s been a tough 12 months for us,” says Badenoch, adding that the pair will be “sad to close the doors here but we’re really excited at the same time; it’s enabled us to evolve the brewing side of things”. With a range of specialty beers, a big outdoor beer garden and a couple of American-style offset smoker BBQs, the casual space in an inner-north warehouse – the exact location is yet to be divulged –  will focus on “a simple food and beer offering, with lots of events”. The pair is hopeful for an April opening.


1 brain dead dave { 01.17.14 at 9:13 am }

He’d be flat out like a leopard , trying to get his $pots changed.

“a simple food and beer offering, with lots of events”

Sounds like the history of Australian social life, condensed. It’s been done to death, Chris. Poor Julia. Til debt do you part.

2 Sara { 01.17.14 at 5:11 pm }

I hope they don’t owe their suppliers or staff any money before they start their new venture. I don’t understand though how they could cry poor to the ATO but then talk of launching a new venue/business.
A commercial business (bar/restaurant) that is losing money would not have sold for enough to cover their ATO debts.
Interesting situation to watch unfold.