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SUPPORT LOTUS! HELP KEEP SCOTLAND’S ONLY FULLY VEGAN CHINESE RESTAURANT OPEN.
Eric Chan and his wife Kwan Mui are the owners of the already much-loved Glaswegian Vegan restaurant, Lotus Vegetarian Cuisine. Since opening in January 2017 it has become a firm favourite amongst Glaswegians, vegans and non-vegans alike. Their restaurant is the first Vegan Chinese Cuisine restaurant in Scotland. Eric and Kwan Mui have made such a positive impact here in Glasgow and we really don't want to lose them and their restaurant. This is where we need the support of the great vegan community we have here in Glasgow and the UK! Eric and his wife are in the UK in the Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa category of the UK’s Points Based Immigration System. This Visa is based on starting and/or investing in a UK based business. They are now looking to extend for another 3 years after which, subject to meeting Home Office requirements, they would be able to apply for settlement in the UK. Unfortunately, Eric and his wife were not able to start trading until January 2017 for reasons completely outwith their control and this means that they need more time to ensure that they can meet all the requirements for their visas to be renewed, they will be asking the Home Office to allow them this extra time and it is in support of their request for an understanding approach to be taken with regard their situation that we are asking for your support. The people signing this petition are therefore asking The Home Office to exercise their discretion in deciding not only the future of Eric and Kwan Mui but the future of their business and Scotland’s only fully Vegan Chinese restaurant. For anyone who has visited Lotus, they will have experienced the kind and caring people behind the business. Eric and Kwan Mui have become dear friends to many of their regular customers and this is why we feel that in this time of need, we must lend a helping hand to this wonderful family and unique business. Quite simply this business would not exist without Eric and Kwan Mui here in Glasgow. Please join us in asking the Home Office to show discretion, for a family and a business who make Glasgow better for them being here. Thank you, Jenna & Michael xxx