Thousands of restaurants face closure as owners battle to pay landlords after the government’s rent-protection policy ends. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Thousands of restaurants face closure as owners battle to pay landlords after the government’s rent-protection policy ends. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong facing wave of restaurant closures, with 8,000 businesses chased over unpaid rent after end of government protection scheme

  • Industry representative Simon Wong says economy has not recovered as well as expected, and city is ‘like an isolated island’ with travel curbs
  • Bakery chain Crostini, said to owe millions in unpaid wages to workers, is the latest to close its doors

Thousands of restaurants face closure as owners battle to pay landlords after the government’s rent-protection policy ends. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Thousands of restaurants face closure as owners battle to pay landlords after the government’s rent-protection policy ends. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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