21st December 2009, 07:23 PM
Commonwealth Avenue Food Centre close shop
Commonwealth Avenue Food Centre to relocate by June 2010
By Maggie Chong & Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 19 December 2009 2309 hrs
SINGAPORE: The Commonwealth Avenue Food Centre, near Margaret Drive, will relocate in six months as the area has been earmarked for redevelopment. 30 per cent of the stalls there have already moved out.
Singaporeans, who have been getting their fix of many favourite local dishes at the food centre for over 30 years, will still have a little more time for that last meal there.
Some stall owners, despite having found new places to move to, are opting to stay till the end, even if it means having to pay rent at both places.
They said they have taken up that option to serve existing customers and to let them know about the move. The food centre is scheduled to close on June 30.
At least 20 per cent of the stall owners said they have decided to give up their businesses and retire.