Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Champagne Court

In 1954, the Fok family bought a prime piece of land in Tsim Sha Tsui for HKD $1.13 million and built Champagne Court. Completed in 1957, it was the tallest building in Kowloon at the time and became the first in the city to separately sell units instead of by floor. It was a luxurious residence made of 3 and 4-bedroom units initially sold for $20,000 each.

Located next to a theatre that has since been redeveloped, many movie stars once lived here or frequented its shops. Its heyday lasted until the late 1980s. The bottom floors had a nightclub, many camera shops, and Star Cafe, famous for its tomato noodle, while residences started from the 3rd floor. However, as the nightclub scene moved to cheaper places across the border to Shenzhen, the building became a prostitution hub in the 90s. Redevelopment interest began in 2011 and by 2019, 80% of the property interest has been bought up by a developer and compulsory land auction for Block B is expected soon.

This wholesale food products store in the basement, once a parking lot, opened in 1989. It is now managed by the owner's son, who studied engineering in the United States and returned to help the family business.

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