Troubled shisha café in Harlesden closed for good
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A troubled shisha café in Harlesden has close for good after its owners were booted out of the premises by their landlord.
Khadra Abdywahab Yusuf and Osama Abubakar Abdullah were forced to call time on Cleopatra Lounge in High Street, after their landlord discovered the premises had been closed for three months by Brent Council.
The café, which was popular with members of the Somali community, was served with a thee month closures order in October following claims that customers were dealing drugs and embroiled in violent fights.
In a further twist, two months after it was closed Yusuf and Abdullah were fined a total of £22,000 for allowing customers to breach the smoking ban and supplying tobacco products without the statutory health warnings.
The café was due to reopen on January 9 but the landlord forfeited its lease after finding out about its troubles.