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Zouk may shut by year end

Iconic club to close if it can't secure 3-year lease

Published on Jun 18, 2014 6:13 AM
Zouk founder Lincoln Cheng, 67, says he will close the iconic nightspot for good by the end of the year if he does not get a three-year extension on the lease. He said he had no desire to retire, but that he also felt the need to be responsible to his staff, who have been asking him for his decision as to what to do with the club when the lease expires. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE LIM

The founder of Zouk, Mr Lincoln Cheng, says he is tired of getting short lease extensions for the popular dance club's Jiak Kim Street site.

If he does not get a three-year extension he is now requesting, he will close the 23-year-old iconic nightspot for good by the end of this year.

Mr Cheng, 67, revealed this to The Straits Times earlier this month, ending recent speculation as to what will eventually happen to the much-loved Singapore club.

Currently ranked No.7 in the world by DJ Mag, an influential UK music magazine, Zouk has become an internationally recognised name on the global club circuit.

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