Sum Yi Tai closes down after landlord insisted on collecting pre Covid-19 rental

Updated: Nov 26, 2020

Popular Cantonese tapas bar Sum Yi Tai has permanently shuttered operations at 25 Boon Tat Street. Previously spanning three storeys within a conservation shophouse that encompassed a ground floor bar, rooftop bar plus cocktail back room, it threw in the towel after six years, citing rental pressures as a key consideration for doing so.

In a Facebook post dated 14 November 2020, Sum Yi Tai alleged the landlord was most adamant about collecting arrears accrued prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, which it was unable to cough up at present owing to dismal takings during these past few months - circuit breaker period, social distancing protocols and whatnot having largely hampered business conditions.