THE company which previously ran Bournemouth’s Flirt Cafe Bar has been officially dissolved after it was liquidated.

As previously reported, there was no money for the vast majority of the business’s creditors, who were owed more than £550,000.

A new and unrelated business, Flirt Catering Limited, bought the cafe’s name and assets in February 2019 after the previous owner went into administration.

Flirt Cafe Bar, a popular venue credited with helping to transform Bournemouth’s Triangle, was bought from its founders by Shaan Hussain in 2017.

But despite Mr Hussain lending the business £98,000 from another of his companies, it was unable to cover wages and rent by January, 2019 and was days away from closing when it was sold.

Thin Cat Loan Syndicates is the only creditor to have received any money – £2,000 on a loan of £159,000 secured against the company’s assets, according to a previous report by joint administrators James Everist and Andrew Cordon of CFS Restructuring.

Mr Hussain was among the creditors left out of pocket.

The assets of the business were sold for £28,000 to Flirt Catering Limited. Its director Stephen McManus ran Stephen C Associates, the collapsed company behind the Upton House Music Festivals and a cancelled Olly Murs concert at Kings Park.