Local gourmet market Pasarbella will be closing down the food and beverage section of its outlet at The Grandstand on 15 February.
In an announcement posted on Facebook on Tuesday (6 February), Pasarbella said that it expects all the 12 affected F&B vendors to discontinue their tenure by the end of the month. The retail section at The Grandstand will resume business from 19 February after it closes for the Chinese New Year holidays from 16 to 18 February.
“Dear Customers, after the many years of your support, we regret to inform you that we have decided to reduce our footprint in PasarBella@TheGrandstand,” Pasarbella said.
Pasarbella opened its first outlet at the lifestyle destination along Turf Club Road in 2013, housing more than 30 vendors offering food and beverages, groceries and retail items. The venue has attracted many visitors for its rustic interior that is reminiscent of farmers’ markets in the UK and Australia.
The 10 vendors who will remain at the retail section include Dutch Colony Coffee, The Shabby Chic Store and Ketzal Silver.
According to The Straits Times (ST), the venue spans 28,000 square feet, with the food and beverage section occupying 15,000 square feet and the retail section 13,000 square feet.
Pasarbella’s five-year lease, which expires on 28 February, has been extended for another two years and 10 months by The Grandstand’s manager, Cogent Land Capital.
In an interview with ST, Pasarbella owner Clovis Lim, 29, said that there is a possibility that the entire F&B space would be leased out to a separate operator.
Pasarbella is also known for hosting pop-up markets around Singapore such as at the Marina Bay Sands Waterfront Boardwalk.
In January 2016, it launched a food hall at Suntec City, housing stalls by F&B vendors such as Wolf Burgers and Tamarind Kitchen.
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