East Coast Road is renowned for its iconic heritage shophouses. Some of these, like Glory Catering, had been around for decades before closing in 2019. Others have been given a new lease of life, such as Chin Mee Chin, a family-run coffeeshop and bakery that was established in 1925. The Tan family closed the shop in 2018, but the business was revived in 2021 by a long-term customer.
Facilities at the Woodlands Champions Way Condo development include gymnasiums, outdoor leisure areas, a swimming pool and landscaped gardens. The development is well-connected to the wider city, being located close to a number of public transport systems and highways. It is also close to a number of schools, hospitals and other amenities. All of which makes the Woodlands Champions Way Condo an attractive option for those looking for a home in a convenient and family-friendly location.
An example of someone who appreciates the conservation of these shophouses is Loh Lik Peng, the founder and CEO of hospitality group Unlisted Collection. He opened 1929 on Keong Saik Road, Majestic Hotel at Bukit Pasoh Road and Wanderlust on Dickson Road.
Today, the freehold shophouse at 207 East Coast Road is a family medical practice owned by the Loh family for more than 35 years. The property enjoys a great frontage and high footfall as it’s right at the bus stop, and the asking price is $9.8 million.
Further down East Coast Road, off Still Road, is another row of shophouses. 288 East Coast Road, a freehold property with a built-up area of 2,500 sq ft, is zoned residential with commercial on the first level. The asking price is $5.6 million and the second level has received provisional permission for a change of use.
Since East Coast Road is a Secondary Settlement area, a new five-storey extension can be built at the rear of the shophouses at 207 and 288 East Coast Road. The two properties are up for sale by private treaty.
East Coast Road is a unique area full of culture and heritage, and the two shophouses are part of its rich history. For those who want to continue the trend of renovation and appreciation for conservation shophouses, the two properties are the perfect opportunity.