Chickeeduck ordered to leave D Park

Local | 30 Jun 2020 6:31 pm

A children’s clothing chain in Hong Kong displaying a statue to honor protesters was ordered to leave in 21 days after its lease agreement expired.

Chickeeduck founder and CEO Herbert Chow Siu-lung said he has "suddenly" received an email from the mall operator, telling him that he has 21 days to vacate the mall location as its lease agreement had already expired.

Chow accused the mall operator and its management company, that is part of the New World conglomerate,of "political suppression", and he is seeking legal advice at the moment.

In response to media enquiries, a D Park spokesperson said the tenant’s three-year lease expires on June 30, the mall had never signed any lease renewal agreement with the tenant, which is purely a business decision.

The spokesperson also said the tenant have asked for a 3-month extension of his lease, and both sides have been in talks regarding the matter, but did not come to any agreements.

Chickeeduck was at the centre of a political row over its decision to display the statue in its D Park store in Tsuen Wan earlier on June 16.

Operator of the mall issued a warning letter, demanding the chain to remove the statue from the store, as the lease stated that decorations within the store should be in line with standards of a first class shopping centre, as well as requirements of the landlord.

But the owner declined to remove the statue from the D Park store after receiving the warning letter.

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