A POPULAR city deli has ceased trading after going into liquidation.

Peckham’s have closed both West End branches despite owners attempts to revive the businesses. The firm had stores in Byres Road and Hyndland Road.

It is not known how many staff have lost their jobs but it is understood many of the positions were part time.

The decision to close the remaining Peckham’s branches comes a year after the firm first went into liquidation.

Andrew Duncan and Lee Fish bought the remaining two Peckham’s branches for an undisclosed sum last summer and promised to restore the brand back “to its former glories”.

At the time of the takeover, Mr Duncan was managing director of mobile and web tech business SwarmOnline while Mr Fish formerly held the UK franchise for O’Briens sandwich cafes.

At the height of its success, the Peckham’s chain had several branches before slipping into administration several years ago.

A spokesman for Peckham’s confirmed the closure.

He said: “We made a massive effort to revive the business, which was in liquidation when we took over last summer. We invested a huge amount of money in Peckham’s, introduced new product lines and supported more local producers in an effort to turn it round.

“We had also hoped to attract further investment shortly, which would have allowed us to grow, however the interested party pulled out of the deal last week and we were left with no choice but to close down.”

Peckham's previously had stores in Lenzie, Newton Mearns and the Merchant City's Glassford Street before its financial troubles.

There was also branches in Glasgow Central Station and Prestwick Airport.

The Glasgow West End shop at 43 Clarence Drive was the first branch. This was where in 1982 founder Tony Johnston launched his first deli from the proceeds of his first business, a hamburger stand.