Fish & Co at Glass House outlet to close in June

The Glass House branch of Fish & Co will be conducting a series of activities from now till June to bid farewell to the building.
The Glass House branch of Fish & Co will be conducting a series of activities from now till June to bid farewell to the building.PHOTO: FISH & CO

The Glass House branch of Fish & Co will close in June due to redevelopment works at Park Mall, the restaurant chain said in a press release.

The branch at the Glass House is due for "permanent closure in June 2016 due to redevelopment works by Park Mall", said a statement on its website.

When contacted, a Fish & Co staff member at the Glass House branch said that the building will be "demolished".

"The Fish & Co team is sad to confirm that the iconic building and outlet that has played a part in everyone's school-day and birthday celebrations will be gone soon," the statement said.

The restaurant in Penang Road will be conducting a series of activities from now till June to bid farewell to the building.

For the six months, there will be a 20 per cent discount for groups celebrating a birthday and, in April, there will be events for the needy and underprivileged.

The redevelopment of Park Mall was announced in June last year.

Suntec Reit, which acquired the mall in 2005, has set up a joint venture company - in which it holds a 30 per cent stake - that will redevelop the site.

The lifestyle and home furnishing mall will become two office blocks with a retail component.

Housewife Lee Bee Leong, 45, said that she remembers the Glass House from the early 2000s, especially the "Love" sculpture that used to be situated just outside the Glass House. "We used to go there and take pictures all the time. It was iconic in its own way," she said.

The blue-green sculpture with a tilted "O" was commissioned by Wing Tai Land in 1993 and cost $370,000. It was the largest produced by American pop artist Robert Indiana then.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2016, with the headline 'Fish & Co at Glass House outlet to close in June'. Print Edition | Subscribe