Lindt Cafe to close its doors years after deadly Sydney terror attack
Sydney’s Lindt Cafe is set to close its doors seven years after it became the scene of a deadly terror attack that shook the city.
The company’s Martin Place site will close permanently at the end of the month after 17 years of operation after it decided not to renew its lease.
A spokesman for the company said the pandemic had been a driving factor in the decision.
“The disruptions to Martin Place caused by the construction work and the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 over the last two years coincide with the lease on the site coming to an end,” a spokesman said in a statement.
“The timing of the lease terms have given Lindt the opportunity to consider the ongoing viability of the café in this location.
“After careful consideration, we have made the decision to close our chocolate café in Martin Place.
“We are sensitive to the history of the site and the memories associated with it and have communicated our decision to close Martin Place Chocolate Café with all Lindt employees.”
Five Lindt chocolate shops remain open in Sydney.
Two people were killed in the deadly 2014 siege.
Man Monis was on bail when he took hostages at the cafe in Martin Place.
He died in a hail of bullets when heavily armed police stormed the venue after a 16-hour standoff.
Hostage Tori Johnson was killed by Monis and a second hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by a police bullet which ricochet during the raid.
Originally published as Lindt Cafe to close its doors years after deadly Sydney terror attack
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