City sushi restaurant to close for a month due to being 'quiet for hospitality'

Little Bento Box. <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i>
Little Bento Box. (Image: Newsquest)

A SUSHI restaurant in Worcester city centre has made the "difficult decision" to close for the month of February.

Little Bento Box is a vegan sushi restaurant, based in The Gallery on the Shambles, and will be closed for the coming month.

In a social media post, the business noted the reason as it is a " quiet month for hospitality", with today (Saturday, January 28) being the last day you can visit until the business temporarily closes.

Chloe Bourne, owner of Little Bento Box, said the business will be back "better and ready" for customers in March.

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She said: "It is a quiet month for hospitality in February and as an independent business owner you have to make these tough decisions at times for the good of the business.

"However, we will not be stopping working as a lot of the time will be spent on getting our trailer in top condition and ready to travel to lots of events in Worcestershire and beyond this summer.

"In the past, we have covered lots of events in the county as well travelling to manchester and Oxford.

"We will be back even better and ready for our customers in March."

Worcester News: Chloe Bourne, owner of Little Bento Box.
Worcester News: Chloe Bourne, owner of Little Bento Box.

Chloe Bourne, owner of Little Bento Box. (Image: Newsquest)

Despite the closure, the business is set to offer "Valentine's Day platter deliveries" in the near future.

The announcement was made via the Little Bento Box Facebook page yesterday (Friday, January 27).

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A spokesperson said: "Hey everyone, please be aware I have made the decision to close the shop for the whole of February.

"This is not a decision that has been made lightly. February is a quiet month for hospitality and feel my time would be best spent working on the business and getting the trailer ready for a great summer of events.

"I will be offering Valentine's Day platter deliveries so keep your eyes open for the announcement.

"Tomorrow will be your last chance to eat at our shop until March. Thank you for your support and understanding."

Little Bento Box is an all-vegan business specialising in fresh, handmade sushi rolls, sushi bowls and a variety of Japanese side dishes.