URA firm on dine-in ban in Joo Chiat
It cites traffic woes as reason popular cafe can run only as takeaway shop
For years, Joo Chiat's residents have had to live with illegally parked cars that clog up their quaint, narrow streets, thanks to the popular eateries there.
It is for that reason that the authorities have refused to budge on an existing ban against dine-in facilities at new eateries.
It recently told a new cafe to pack up its tables and chairs, fearing the cafe, Relational Goods, might add to the existing traffic woes of residents.
Dismayed, owners of the cafe, which opened in April at 29, Everitt Road, tried to help by closing shop by 6pm.