SIX MONTHS LATER
Circular Road makeover to gather pace soon
Six Months Later is a monthly series that looks back at people, events and issues that were in the news half a year ago. This series appears on the last Monday of every month.
Published on Mar 31, 2014 8:13 AM
Six months have passed since news broke that Circular Road has been earmarked by its new master tenant for a major makeover.
But other than the introduction of weekend road closures and the relocation of ritzy bistro lounge The Vault late last year, efforts to revamp the area - located just behind Boat Quay - seem to have got off to a sluggish start.
Last October, lifestyle and hospitality group Limited Edition Concepts (LEC) signed an $8 million deal to take over the master lease of 28 shophouse units in the street from Octopus Holdings.
LEC, which owns The Vault and nightclub Club Kyo in Cecil Street, had said then that it would revitalise the area with fresh nightlife, as well as new food and beverage outlets, in a bid to offer revellers a more bohemian and sophisticated place to relax.
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