The Birdsville Bakery could reopen under new management if Adrian Miller wins an upcoming court case.
Mr Miller is the son of Birdsville Bakery founder the late Robert "Dusty" Miller, and he has filed claims in the Brisbane Supreme Court seeking to wind up two corporations, Birdsville Operations Pty Ltd and Diamantina Property Holdings Pty Ltd.
Both companies are controlled by Martin Josselyn, who bought the bakery from Dusty Miller in early 2017 in a $1.2 million vendor-financed deal,
The business was established in 2004, becoming famous for its curried camel pies. but has been closed since April, missing out on income from the Big Red Bash and this year's races.
The Courier Mail reported that Mr Josselyn blamed a severe squeeze on his cash flow for the closure.
Adrian Miller alleges in court documents that both of Josselyn's companies still owe more than $630,000 from the vendor finance agreement and, with interest and costs, the amount is now closer to $700,000.
His statements of claim seek the appointment of a liquidator over the two companies on the basis that Mr Josselyn allegedly missed twice-yearly installment payments in February.
Holding security over the bakery site, which includes an old three-bedroom Queenslander, Miller aims to recover the money allegedly owing after a liquidator puts the property on the market and sells to a new owner/operator.
Adrian Miller wants to see the bakery revitalised to remember the legacy of his father who died in December 2018.
"It needs to be there for the locals and the tourists and the wider community and for the legacy of my father. That's probably the biggest thing,'' he told City Beat.
Mr Josselyn has not filed a defence in either case. The first hearings are set down for next Thursday (November 14).
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