Business has owed significant monies

In his letter (News Guardian, September 11), Mr Austin indicated that the Boardwalk Café was a viable business and that “it has been run at a profit for the last five years”.

This statement is not correct. In recent years the café has owed significant monies to the council in rent and rates and some occupiers have gone into liquidation.

Hardly a demonstration that the café has been run at a profit.

Coun Sandra Graham

Whitley Bay