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Broth to close next month for chef-owner Steven Hansen to deal with alcohol addiction

Published on Aug 27, 2014 7:10 PM
Adelaide-born Steven Hansen (above) is unlikely to reopen Broth, but plans to open a pop-up concept. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

Australian restaurant Broth was one of the first few restaurants to open in Duxton Hill in 2001, way before the area became a dining destination.

After a 13-year run, its last day of operations is on Sept 28.

Broth, short for Bar Restaurant On The Hill, is not closing because of the usual manpower or rental woes that have plagued the food and beverage industry. Its Adelaide-born chef-owner Steven Hansen, 42, tells Life! he is battling alcohol addiction and "needs a time-out" for a few months.

He says: "It's easy for me to say I'm closing because of the lack of staff and increase in foreign worker levy. But to be brutally honest, I have an alcohol addiction. I don't want to hide anymore and I want to help others who may be like me. I can be strong and I am okay to talk about it.

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