Take away closed, landlord changes the locks

A popular takeaway has permanently closed in Coventry. Customers were left saddened at the sudden closure of Dodo Pizza, on Fairfax Street.

One said they were ‘sad’ to hear about the closure while another described it as a ‘shame.’

CoventryLive understands that the landlord secured possession of the premises on January 16. Locks were believed to be changed which thereby forfeited the lease of the building.


A sign outside the takeaway on Fairfax Street reads: “Notice of Forfeiture. Take notice, that Priory RE Limited (‘the Landlord’) has today secured vacant possession of the property situated at and known as Retail Unit 3, Lower Level, Priory Place, Coventry (‘the Property’) by changing the locks thereby forfeiting the lease and determining any interest you have in the property.

“Under Section 12 of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 unless an application is made to Howard Kennedy LLP as set out below within 14 days of this notice we intend to sell or dispose of all or any items you have left in the property. Any of the items are available for collection by you upon proof of ownership.

“Alternatively, we consider that the items will constitute a trespass at that time, and we shall remove them unless an application is made as set out below. Any person(s) who attempts to enter the property without consent will have criminal/civil proceedings taken against them.”

A 'Notice of Forfeiture' was posted on the window of Dodo Pizza on Fairfax Street
A ‘Notice of Forfeiture’ was posted on the window of Dodo Pizza on Fairfax Street (Image: CoventryLive)

Fans of the takeaway can find the nearest branch in Leamington Spa. Other branches can be found in Walsall Wood and Brighton.

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