A FAMILY business has been forced to shut after 20 years due to the ongoing work on the former Honey Club.
Charlies Chippy on Water Street in Rhyl has had to close the doors as demolition work, he claims, has driven customers away.
Owner, David Holmes (pictured), aged 44, said: “The business is finished.”
“We are worrying everyday because we don’t know where the money is going to come from.
“I have wrote to the council asking for some compensation, something to keep us going, we can’t keep up the payments on the house but it still needs paying.”
Denbighshire County Council has said they are unable to provide Mr Holmes with any compensation.
He said that he took the decision to close the chippy, that he bought of his parents seven years ago, after taking less than £50 over the four day bank holiday in May.
“The tunnel they have put up is no good for us because we rely on visitors noticing the chippy from the prom - but no one is going to even walk down this road now.
“I took £48 over the bank holiday - I didn’t take a penny on the Sunday.
“The work has totally ruined my business.”
Mr Holmes and his wife, Melanie, also run a chippy in Talacre, The Battered Fish, but fear the one business alone will not be enough to keep the family home.
A spokeswoman for Denbighshire, said: “We are sorry to hear that the business has had to close but the council regrets that there is no statutory provision for compensation arising from a road closure of this nature.”