Half of the 18 levels used for retail in Ladder Dundas (pictured), on Mong Kok’s busy Nathan Road, were unoccupied according to a floor directory. Photo: Facebook
Half of the 18 levels used for retail in Ladder Dundas (pictured), on Mong Kok’s busy Nathan Road, were unoccupied according to a floor directory. Photo: Facebook

Pandemic leaves Hong Kong’s ‘Ginza-style’ retail towers half empty as bars, restaurants struggle for survival

  • A ban on evening dine-in services has brought many of the city’s restaurants, cafes and bars to breaking point and left them unable to pay the rent
  • A visit by the Post found ‘Ginza-style’ high-rises – built on narrow lots with one retail business on each floor – in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay were largely empty

Half of the 18 levels used for retail in Ladder Dundas (pictured), on Mong Kok’s busy Nathan Road, were unoccupied according to a floor directory. Photo: Facebook
Half of the 18 levels used for retail in Ladder Dundas (pictured), on Mong Kok’s busy Nathan Road, were unoccupied according to a floor directory. Photo: Facebook
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