K2 F&B Holdings Reportedly Eyeing Jurong Coffee shop But Says It’s Too Early To Confirm Sale
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However, its chairman and CEO Mr Winston Chu said it is currently too early to discuss the potential deal.
Chairman neither denies nor confirms plans
The coffee shop in question is Coffee United, located at Block 496 Jurong West Street 41.
While there are claims that K2 F&B Holdings made a $31 million offer, Mr Chu said that he would neither “confirm nor deny the offer”, according to The Straits Times (ST).
He believes that other buyers are also eyeing the coffee shop if the owners are willing to put it on sale. Thus, it is too early to comment on any plans.
Furthermore, they will have to wait for at least 9 months before any deal can go through.
One of the highest prices for HDB coffee shop
With a $31 million price tag on, Coffee United will be one of the priciest coffee shops located in a Housing Development Board (HDB) estate.
ST added that a coffee shop in Bukit Batok was bought for the same price in 2015.
Location has good traffic
Coffee United is said to enjoy good traffic since it is close to the road and many shops. There are schools and a community club nearby as well.
In addition, there are 60 years remaining on the land lease.
These factors provide a great advantage for the shop, which sees most of its tables occupied during peak dining periods.
Netizens worry about food cost
Given that Coffee United could potentially be sold at a high price, many netizens worry that the store owners will raise costs.
Another netizen added that it would be good to start packing lunches if prices do go up.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the prices won’t be sky high too.
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