To supplement their incomes, many TVB artistes have ventured into starting their own businesses. Earlier, Raymond Cho (曹永廉) and Jazz Lam (林子善) were spotted looking at rental spaces in a mall at North Point. Evergreen Mak (麥長青), who is currently the Planning and Promotions Director for the shopping center, was present to give advice on picking a prime spot for their new venture.
Raymond and Jazz already own individual restaurants. Raymond and his friend previously pooled together a seven-figure sum to open a Hong Kong style cafe. Jazz is the current owner of two cafes. Although they are usually busy filming at TVB, Raymond and Jazz frequently visit their restaurants to help out the staff.
Initially, it was speculated that Raymond wanted to partner with Edwin Siu (蕭正楠) in opening a second location for his café. However, these rumors dissipated when he was seen checking rental spaces with Jazz and observing the market potential.
As the actors weighed their options carefully, Evergreen and a real estate agent discussed the floor plans and details of renting out the location.
Raymond Cho Admits Intent to Expand Business
Raymond admitted that he is considering expanding his restaurant business. “I purposely invited Jazz along to take a look but we’ll have to see! My wife is currently involved in her baby products and clothing business. She may collaborate with Timmy Hung (洪天明) and his wife, Janet Chow. Earlier, a store space with a balcony caught my eye and I thought it would be an ideal place for an upscale cafe. I’ll have to do further research.”
Since Jazz already owns two restaurants, he said that the current retail space he is looking at may not be used for his cafe business. But he may look into fashion or miscellaneous snacks.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.