A new restaurant is preparing to open in the site of a former Turkish eatery that closed suddenly at the start of the year. 

Lezzihh Bar & Grill was meant to open in Stowmarket on New Year's Eve but delayed its opening in the former Prezzo building until Sunday, January 28.

Only two weeks after the grand opening, the restaurant closed its doors "due to a technical problem".

A spokesman for Lezzihh said the restaurant would reopen but it later emerged new management had taken it over

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Mehmet Kutlubay, the new owner of the restaurant, said: "I have taken over Lezzihh Bar and Grill and it is under new management. 

"We are doing some maintenance work at the moment."

Mr Kutlubay shared plans to reopen the restaurant under the new name Meze Grill Turkish and would be serving similar cuisine to the former Lezzihh Bar and Grill. 

Once renovation work is complete, it is hoped the restaurant will open its doors at the start of April.