The owners of a Dominica eatery say they were forced to close their business after a “naughty” night out.
The owners of Dominica’s only eatery, the D-Funk restaurant, told ABC News they were shut down on Sunday evening due to a “hostile atmosphere” and “negative public sentiment.”
“We had a very negative experience,” said the owner, who asked not to be named.
“We had the party of the night.
It was very negative.
I don’t want to go into it, but it was very dark.
We had no water.
It felt very dirty.”
The D-FC is one of the last remaining Dominica restaurants to be open.
Owner and chef Raimundo Bautista said the night started out nice, with good food.
But as soon as the DJ came on, he said, he was told to leave.
“He said ‘you have to leave because we don’t like you,'” Bautistas told ABCNews.
“And we were like ‘yeah, why?'”
Bautistas said the restaurant was closed down because “we were the only place open for customers.”
He said the owners said that after the party, “we had a really good night, but there was a bit of a ‘we’ll have to take a night off’ attitude.”
Bautista, who has worked at the D.F. for about four years, said he tried to calm the situation down with his staff.
“I was saying that we should be respectful and we should work with them and not make them feel like they have to do anything and then I realized there was this negative attitude.
I was shocked,” he said.”
So we just closed it down and we’re all really happy, but I don,t want to talk about it, because it’s so private.”
Dominica has been plagued by corruption scandals in recent years, including one involving former president José Eduardo Vieira.
He has been in jail for nearly a year and faces up to 40 years in prison for corruption.
The country’s Supreme Court has ordered that Vieira be freed from prison and the former president must serve three years of probation.