Pubs and restaurants boarded up by Inverness firm – but it doesn't signal the end
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Several pubs and restaurants in Inverness city centre have been boarded up – but their owner says this does not mean they will never reopen.
Cru, which operates the businesses, took action after one of its premises was vandalised.
The businesses are closed due to the restrictions imposed to halt the spread of coronavirus.
Cru released a statement and images on Facebook. It reads: "No doubt some of you will have noticed that we have boarded up our premises.
"We had an incident recently where somebody decided to break one of our windows, costing us over £1000 to replace.
"Due to this, and with an extended lockdown looking more and more likey, we decided to plan for the worst but hope for the best, and secure our premises as much as we can.
"We are very much raring to get open again as soon as we are given the go ahead, and we are using this time to work on exciting new drinks and delicious new menu additions.
"Until then, stay safe, and we will see you soon!"