The owners and founders of award-winning O’Connell Street Bistro in Auckland’s CBD, have announced the eatery will close after 24 years, saying it is “unsustainable” to stay afloat amid the pandemic, TVNZ reports. Couple Chris Upton and Amanda Mason said the insecurity of Covid-19, and being unable to successfully renegotiate their lease, were the reasons behind the decision to close their doors. O’Connell Street Bistro, which has been awarded with many accolades over the years, will shut its doors after a final dinner service on April 16.