HERE are five businesses which have closed in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and parts of east Dorset in November. 

Moose Kitchen 

Moose Kitchen, in Bourne Avenue, closed after six years of trading in Bournemouth town centre. 

The owners said the Canadian restaurant had been their “life and soul” and they will miss serving their customers. 

In a statement, they said: “As you know we are rock and roll and the first rule of showbiz is always leave them asking for more.” 

Read more here: Moose Kitchen in Bournemouth town centre closes

Bournemouth Echo: Moose Kitchen, Bourne Avenue


Well-known restaurant and bar Lazyjacks welcomed its last customers in November before closing its doors for good. 

Posting on social media, the owners said: wrote: “Due to the economic climate, it has proved too difficult to continue,” adding it has closed “with sadness”. 

Described as a ‘hidden gem’ of the peninsula, Lazyjacks was loved for its Caribbean themed venue, cocktails, and pizza. 

Read more here: Lazyjacks restaurant in Sandbanks closes its doors for good 

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Hinton Firs Hotel 

Bournemouth hotel Hinton Firs Hotel was forced to close in November after it was found to be 'putting its guests health and safety at serious risk’. 

The hotel, in Manor Road, failed to address the risk of legionnaires disease (a potentially very serious lung infection) to occupants and staff from its water supply. 

According to the council, the hotel had failed to comply with several enforcement notices, with conditions there posing serious health and safety risks. 

Read more here: Hinton Firs Hotel in Bournemouth closed over health issues 

Bournemouth Echo: Hinton Firs Hotel

Vintage Paradise 

Vintage Paradise, a clothing store in The Arcade, Bournemouth town centre, has also cleared its unit after previously telling the Echo it was struggling to stay in business. 

Former manager, Tilly Lever, said the shop almost closed last winter due to a drop in sales and some days only made £25 a day. 

Tilly said that the town centre ‘needs to be nourished’ and focus should be put on current businesses rather than new developments. 

Bournemouth Echo: Vintage Paradise

Browns of Bournemouth 

Browns of Bournemouth’s manager Bianca Jones warned in May this year that if the business made it to the end of the year ‘it would be a blessing’. 

The shop, which sold luxury designer items, was suffering from a ‘massive drop in sales’ and increases in costs. 

The business said in a social media post: “It’s been a tough year for everyone and we greatly appreciate all of our lovely customers, friends and family for all the love and support you’ve shown us over the years we are truly grateful.” 

Bournemouth Echo: Browns of Bournemouth