source: suehan's blog
Chosun Ilgo 2011-02-01 23:50
Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon said that it was groundless rumor regarding the rumor of the management crisis of the high-class Korean restaurant, “Gosireh” which Bae Yong Joon opened at Minatogu Shirogane in Tokyo, Japan in August of 2006.
In the afternoon of February 1st, CEO Yang Geun Hwan of Keyeast, Bae Yong Joon’s agency, had a telephone conversation with this company and explained, “We decided to close it temporarily to improve the old equipment of the restaurant. Reports saying we closed it because of a management crisis are false.”
CEO Yang also said, “The lease contract will end in March of this year. We’re still considering whether we should move to a better commercial zone or stay here. It seems like we need to finish the contract first and then think about remodeling and repairing the facilities.”
On the rumor regarding employees being laid-off, he said, “As far as I know, because we can’t continue business for a while, we are giving lay-off notices to some employees including part-time workers. We are finding agreements with both sides regarding the matter.
CEO Yang emphasized that “Except the main store, the 2nd and 3rd store are doing well and we plan to decide about the lease of the main store and start construction to open the store once again.”
Before, a monthly magazine reported that “It seems like the reason for the closing of “Gosireh” coming in February is because of management deterioration.”
Until recently, Bae Yong Joon was hospitalized due to a ruptured cervical disc, but he is resting now while receiving physical treatment as an out-patient.