Wellington's quake-hit Habitual Fix shuts down
A central Wellington eatery has gone into liquidation after suffering what they say is a significant drop in customers because of the November earthquakes.
Habitual Fix on Featherston St isn't eligible for the Government's business support package because it's not within the cordoned-off CBD area.
The business had already seen a slump in turnover in recent times, but the quakes have been blamed for reaching breaking point.
Wellington Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Milford says there are many factors that can contribute to a business folding.
"The businesses that are going to be the hardest hit - and it won't be any surprise - are those that rely on people. We sell hospitality [and] services," he said.
Mr Milford says there are plenty of possibilities as to why the liquidation occurred.
"If you're running your business on tight cashflow, then that could cause some problems - it's just the reality of the situation."
Mr Milford says they've had mostly positive feedback about the post-quake recovery effort.