A POPULAR Barrow restaurant has quashed rumours that it is closing for good.

Izgara Restaurant, in Cavendish Street, has revealed it will not re-open after eateries are given the green light to serve customers again when lockdown is lifted.

However, the Turkish eatery, has confirmed it is not closing its doors permanently.

Rumours of permanent closure arose after Izgara posted a status on social media - leading many to think it would be shut for good.

It said: “Dear customers. We would like to say a huge thank you for all of the support this year and especially what’s going on now but we have taken a massive step to close the restaurant until further notice so the restaurant will not be open when we are allowed to open.

“Also there will be no take away orders for the time being. We hope you all keep safe and see you all soon.”

But Ozlem Korkmaz, owner of Izgara, said: “We are closing for two months - not forever.

“I need to go on holiday to Turkey for a month then by September we will reopen again.

“We’re definitely not closing for good, just for a few months.

“People like our food and we like our customers so we should open again.”

Ms Korkmaz said it had been ‘very hard’ continuing service during lockdown.

She said: “I always buy fresh vegetables and it’s been very hard to buy the shopping and do everything I have to do with everything going on.

“We have missed the customers a lot. We love our customers and they love our food, we are like a family, we know each other so well.”