Restaurant and bar going to court in bid to stay at Fullerton

Fullerton Waterboat House tenant wants court to order landlord to extend lease based on renewal clauses

Above: The 1919 Waterboat House restaurant and The Rooftop Bar are located at Fullerton Waterboat House. Right: Galeno director Sophia Ng says both outlets "are synonymous with the prime location of the premises". Galeno inked a three-year lease agre
Above: The 1919 Waterboat House restaurant and The Rooftop Bar are located at Fullerton Waterboat House. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
Above: The 1919 Waterboat House restaurant and The Rooftop Bar are located at Fullerton Waterboat House. Right: Galeno director Sophia Ng says both outlets "are synonymous with the prime location of the premises". Galeno inked a three-year lease agre
Galeno director Sophia Ng says both outlets "are synonymous with the prime location of the premises". Galeno inked a three-year lease agreement in 2015 with Precious Land for the restaurant premises as well as a licence agreement to run The Rooftop Bar. Both deals included a two-year renewal option. ST PHOTO: ZHANG XUAN
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A restaurant, which offers a choice view of the National Day fireworks, may no longer get to host patrons as the landlord has declined to extend its lease beyond the expiry date yesterday.

But food and beverage company Galeno, which runs the 1919 Waterboat House as well as The Rooftop Bar at Fullerton Waterboat House, is seeking a High Court order to compel the landlord to extend the restaurant's lease and the bar's licence for two more years, based on option to renew clauses.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline Restaurant and bar going to court in bid to stay at Fullerton. Subscribe