The Candleworks Restaurant in the New Bedford's Historic District has closed its doors.

According to a spokeperson for the owner of the building, Andrew Rocket, the current operators of the restaurant have not paid their rent or other bills for a year. Liz Isherwood says that Mr. Rocket is in negogiations with a nationally known chef.

Isherwood added there is no timetable for the new operator to take over but the current operator is out. Rocket purchased the Candleworks property in June of 2012.