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Bucking the trend

Competition is stiff and labour is tight, but that hasn't stopped five F&B owners from expanding with new outlets and offshoot brands. Debbie Yong checks in on them

The Provision Shop

Blk 3 Everton Park, #01-79 Tel: 6225 9931

Hours: 11am-9pm daily

VINTAGE formica dining tables: check. A pulley-operated Milo tin bucket holding spare change: check. A creaky old toilet door: check.

At first glance, The Provision Shop (TPS) has got all the trappings of the sundry-peddling "mamak shops" you typically find in the void decks of HDB blocks. But look again and you'll quickly discover that it's really a gourmet deli in disguise.

The 30-seater week-old eatery tucked amid the idyllic Everton Park cluster of HDB blocks is the latest addition to the Unlisted Collection stable of boutique hotels and eateries - and an offshoot of the group's Cocotte restaurant in its Little...

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