Updated at 5.09pm: A West Point restaurant closed on Tuesday - owing some 50 workers about $500,000 in unpaid wages, local radio reported. Some workers said the restaurant owner put a notice on its door on Monday night. The notice said the restaurant would cease business operations because of financial problems. The workers said the owner had also shifted expensive items from the restaurant over the past few days. The restaurant, located at Connaught Road West, was run by a catering group. The workers said the group has closed and re-opened three restaurants with new names at the same address before. The restaurant started operating with its latest name six months ago, they added. The Eating Establishment Employees' General Union, an affiliate of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, said the owner had not paid staff wages which were due in May. The union said it would help workers register with the department and apply for the insolvency fund. A Labour Department spokesman said that by Tuesday afternoon, two restaurant workers had come to its office seeking help. In recent months, a number of shops and restaurants have closed down in Hong Kong in the wake of rising rents. This includes some well-known businesses - including a bakery in Lynhurst Terrace popular with former governor Chris Patten for the quality of its egg tarts.