Retail

Ripping apart O'Connell Street Bistro

Rebecca Stevenson
Tue, 04 May 2021

Chris Upton says he's had job offers galore since the bistro founders announced they were shutting.
Rebecca Stevenson
Tue, 04 May 2021
They’ve paid wages every Wednesday for 26 years, O’Connell Street Bistro’s Chris Upton says. But now, O’Connell Street Bistro is no more.Co-founder Upton was doing the last of the tidying up on Monday inside his now closed-forever restaurant, an Auckland staple for the business and well-heeled set, which he and Amanda Mason started 24 years ago.It’s been a difficult two weeks cleaning, he said.Like any tenant, the bistro had to get final sign-off to exit its central city corner site, close to Barfoot & Thompson...

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