One-time favourite haunt of locals now an award-winning residence

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Lucky Shophouse, which used to house the Lucky Bookstore for at least 30 years, was sold in 2005 and converted into a residence. Following renovation works in 2010, it won 16 architecture accolades.
Lucky Shophouse, which used to house the Lucky Bookstore for at least 30 years, was sold in 2005 and converted into a residence. Following renovation works in 2010, it won 16 architecture accolades.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Nestled in the heart of Joo Chiat Place is Lucky Shophouse, which used to be a favourite haunt of locals.

For at least 30 years, it was Lucky Bookstore, where the likes of Mr Kelvin Lim, owner of popular eatery Fei Fei Wan Tan Mee, bought books and stationery as a child.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 25, 2018, with the headline 'One-time favourite haunt of locals now an award-winning residence'. Print Edition | Subscribe