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Popular Curran Court Hotel in Co Antrim put on the market by receiver

By John Mulgrew

The Curran Court Hotel in Co Antrim has gone on the market just weeks after the business was placed into receivership.

The hotel - which is marking 41 years in business - and the Bodega Bar in Larne are now being run by administrators Ernst and Young (EY).

EY is now advertising for potential buyers of the popular spot, which employs 65 people.

It's understood it has been trading well since entering administrative receivership, with bookings being taken.

At the time of its administration, customers flooded Facebook with messages of support for the hotel, which has 33 bedrooms and was run by businessman Crawford Leitch.

But EY would not reveal a guide price for the business or how much it was likely to fetch. It's now seeking new owners for both businesses, along with the buildings and other assets.

There were reports a small number of staff have been let go from the business, but it's not clear whether there are any redundancies planned.

The two-storey hotel also includes a large bar and restaurant.

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