Stand-off in Raffles Place over owed rent

Sear Steakhouse is one of the four affected establishments. The other three are Angie's Oyster Bar, Empire Sky Lounge and Lower East Side 45. Fifty Raffles Place managing director Christopher Lim (wearing cap) speaking to his staff outside the Singap
Fifty Raffles Place managing director Christopher Lim (wearing cap) speaking to his staff outside the Singapore Land Tower yesterday. They were locked out after a dispute with the landlord. Fifty Raffles Place owns the four food and beverage establishments on the 45th and 46th levels of Singapore Land Tower that were repossessed by the landlord on Monday.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Sear Steakhouse is one of the four affected establishments. The other three are Angie's Oyster Bar, Empire Sky Lounge and Lower East Side 45. Fifty Raffles Place managing director Christopher Lim (wearing cap) speaking to his staff outside the Singap
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Sear Steakhouse is one of the four affected establishments. The other three are Angie's Oyster Bar, Empire Sky Lounge and Lower East Side 45. Fifty Raffles Place managing director Christopher Lim (wearing cap) speaking to his staff outside the Singap
Sear Steakhouse is one of the four affected establishments. The other three are Angie's Oyster Bar, Empire Sky Lounge and Lower East Side 45. PHOTO: SEAR

Landlord seizes 4 eateries over $686,000 rent arrears, staff locked out

A stand-off over rent arrears has led to the landlord of the Singapore Land Tower locking up, in total, four restaurants, bars and lounges in the 48-storey skyscraper in Raffles Place.

Some 50 staff of the food and beverage establishments turned up yesterday in a bid to retrieve their personal belongings left within the premises on the 45th floor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2019, with the headline 'Stand-off in Raffles Place over owed rent'. Print Edition | Subscribe