The Grappa’s/ Swire saga continues to attract attention online and newspaper letters columns. Swire as the landlord Pacific Place of course has every right not to renew Grappa’s lease in Pacific Place. However, the decision has baffled many of its clientele since it does good business and is a popular concept judging from the outcry that greeted the news of its impending closure. Indeed, it does considerably better than some of the newer f&b outlets introduced to ‘freshen’ up the look and feel of the mall.
We understand that relations between Swire and El Grande Concepts, the owners of Grappa’s, became somewhat strained in the latter stages of discussions over the restaurant’s future. Continue reading