Kottayam: The Indian Coffee House at the centre of the market here is set to close down as the property lease has expired. This is one of the earliest outlets of the popular chain of hotels to be established in Kerala.
The management was taken to court by the owner of one of the two floors of the property as the latter wanted it vacated. The court order in favour of the property owner has forced the imminent closure of the Indian Coffee House employing 30 people.
The eatery was at the centre of a busy town when it opened decades ago. Later, development pushed it to the corner of the market and four more Coffee Houses sprang up in the town. But the popularity of this old eatery has not faded with the passage of time, nor has the flavour of its popular dishes. The number of customers thronging it has not dwindled. Old-timers still make sure they have a masala dosa and tea here when they visit the market.
The outlet will not be shut down, but merely transferred to another building near SH Mount, said the authorities.
SH Mount is a couple of kilometers away from the current location of this hotel.