More than 20 mamasans are fighting for total compensation of up to $1 million after the legendary China City Night Club announced it will shut its doors on December 9. The plush nightclub in Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, a bellwether of Hong Kong's prosperity during the past 20 years, was sold for $245 million in September. The mamasans said they were owed about $1 million in severance pay. Yesterday they threatened to protest when the club is relaunched in Macau. Lo Wing-kei, general secretary of the Personal Services Workers General Union, said the employer had softened its stance and a decision might be reached on Thursday. 'If they still do not comply, we will take action,' she said. China City was one of the biggest nightclubs in the 1980s, with turnover of close to $30 million a month. But in recent years, business had dropped by a third, and it saw an average of only 200 guests a night.