The last Dome Cafe Singapore cafe is to close next month.
The Australian casual-bistro concept which specialises in light meals and coffee will exit Singapore after 20 years on June 23 when the last outlet, at Parkway Parade, shuts its doors.
Opened in 1993, under a Singaporean joint venture called Dome Holding, it was one of the first cafes serving specialty coffee on the island.
A second outlet opened five months later, and by 1996, there were five Dome Singapore cafes.
In the same year, Suntec Investment acquired a 51 per cent stake in Dome Holding, forming Suntec Dome Holding and by 2009 the chain had grown to 10.
“The food and beverage scene has evolved tremendously since the first Dome Cafe opened in Singapore more than 20 years ago,” said Rebecca Lim, Suntec F&B Holdings MD in a statement.
“As a group, we have to progress with the times to stay relevant in this competitive industry. We will be channelling our resources to concepts that are aligned with the interests and welfare of the customers we serve.”
Dome Cafe has more than 100 outlets internationally.
Another day, another business bites the dust. Nothing new, no love lost.