Desperately seeking tenants as eateries shut before lease is up

SONS helmed by Michelin-starred chef Beppe de Vito is looking for someone to take over its 2,800 sq ft, fully-fitted premises in China Square Central, which has a lease till March 2021, at no extra cost.
SONS helmed by Michelin-starred chef Beppe de Vito is looking for someone to take over its 2,800 sq ft, fully-fitted premises in China Square Central, which has a lease till March 2021, at no extra cost.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
A vacant unit in The Centrepoint where a restaurant used to operate. At least four food and beverage operators have exited the mall in recent months.
A vacant unit in The Centrepoint where a restaurant used to operate. At least four food and beverage operators have exited the mall in recent months.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
An area that used to be part of Souper Tang's dining section in The Centrepoint has now been converted to a generic resting space.
An area that used to be part of Souper Tang's dining section in The Centrepoint has now been converted to a generic resting space.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Trend of closures comes amid global uncertainties, and as growth in Q2 slows

A slate of restaurants have shut down or are shutting down even before their leases expire.

Desperately seeking new tenants to take over their remaining leases, some restaurateurs are offering premises complete with furniture, fixtures and kitchen equipment at no extra cost.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 13, 2019, with the headline 'Desperately seeking tenants as eateries shut before lease is up'. Print Edition | Subscribe