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Hakkasan Shuts Abruptly Due To COVID-19; Last Day Was Monday

By Apr 13, 2020 Dining
In the highest profile closing so far this year, lux Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan announced that it is has closed after six years as one of the Bund's best known restaurants. We called and confirmed that the closing was permanent. Part of an international chain that started in London and has grown to include locations in Singapore, Jakarta, New York, Miami, Mumbai and the UAE, it opened in 2014 and has been pretty much the definition of Bundside fine-dining since day one (and a go-to for anyone with deep pockets looking to impress business partners and out-of-towners). In a press release, they reference the economic impact of COVID-19 as a key reason behind the closure. See the full statement after the jump.

"The impact of COVID-19 on our global operations has forced us to evaluate the viability of our venues and make a number of prudent yet difficult business decisions to reduce our footprint. To preserve the long-term stability of our business, we plan to permanently close Hakkasan Shanghai effective Monday April 13. This decision will enable us to reduce our portfolio and focus on the remaining venues. We remain committed to crafting remarkable experiences for our guests and look forward to welcoming them back to our other worldwide properties once they are safe to reopen.

此次疫情直接影响了本集团的全球业务,迫使我们对所属各营业场所未来的生存及发展空间进行了一系列专业的评估。经过了各种谨慎商讨及权衡,为了更好的维护集团各业务板块的长期稳定,我们做出了缩减世界各地覆盖点这样艰难的商业决策。按照集团规划,Hakkasan 上海即于2020年4月13日(周一)起永久歇业。我们的蓝图上虽因此次决定而少了一颗明珠,但集团仍将不遗余力地专注于其它各场所的运营,致力为我们的客人打造多样的非凡体验。并期许在疫情平稳过渡后,能于集团遍布在世界各地的其它驻点再次恭候各位的光临."

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