TRADESMEN say they are owed thousands of pounds by the company which revived the old Johnny’s nightclub in Huddersfield.
A tiling firm which helped get the Beast Market venue back open as the Mansion nightclub in April says it has not been paid for its work.
Craig Holdsworth, from tile suppliers Yortile, of Lower Fitzwilliam Street near the town centre said he was owed about £4,500.
The company supplied hundreds of square metres of tiles to the club in March.
But despite repeated requests for payment and threats of court action the bill is still unpaid.
Mr Holdsworth said: “We have only been trading ourselves since the start of December and as a new company you can’t afford to go without that amount of money.
“Things are bad enough at the moment.
“I have called them, gone down to the place to see them in person and have always been fobbed off.”
Two other companies known to the Examiner say they, too, were left waiting for payment for jobs done at Mansion.
Two managers from the Mansion have responded to the complaints, but in different ways.
Lewis Halshal, one of the new managers at Mansion, said he was not aware they owed Yortile the money.
He also said he wasn’t aware of anyone being owed money by them.
But another Mansion manager, Barrington Simpson-Brown, said: “I do know there are some people owed, but I can’t say anything about that at the moment.”
Earlier this year the famous Huddersfield nightspot was reincarnated as Mansion.
The refit cost hundreds of thousands in a bid to restore it as a major venue in the town.
The club was formerly known as Johnny’s and had been owned by brothers Johnny and Joe Marsden since 1969.
In 2003 the Marsdens sold the freehold for the complex to buyers, who leased the premises to Swallow Hotels.
Swallow Hotels went into administration and its hotels were individually sold off.
Johnny’s closed in early 2006 and was taken over by Landswood Hotels.