Davis Yu outside Touche Hombre.
Davis Yu outside Touche Hombre. Photo: Eddie Jim

Hilary McNevin and Roslyn Grundy

Touche Hombre Electrica in South Yarra and the bar Le Joint in the city, both owned by Davis Yu's Maison Davis group, won't be reopening this year. Yu apparently closed both venues without notice, putting about 50 staff out of work.

Yu, who is currently moving between Hong Kong and Singapore filming a lifestyle travel show, wouldn't comment on the status of the two businesses, only saying his other city venue, Touche Hombre, was ''still pumping along''. Messages left at the offices of Austvest, owned by Yu's father, David Yu, went unanswered.