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BANGKOK 19 February 2019 19:41
sceadugenga

Central Plaza Parking

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In the last few months I've had no problem getting an undercover park between 11am and noon.

The outside carparks all look full and I can understand giving up and going to the temporary parking area south of the plaza but if you're early the undercover carpark is always worth a drive through.

I was 50m from Tops today with spare parks all around me.

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You remember before Central opened, when it was still at the planning-building stage? - the local forum experts proclaiming "it will never work" , "there's no demand"?

 

I have 2 VIP parking places - the problem isn't getting in, it's getting out!

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Parking at Central today was pathetic. We arrived at 1015 to go to Tops which opens at 1000. The front entrance into the car park was still closed with security guards telling to move along. I got inside but all parking was closed off with security everywhere. We went and had something to eat driving out what I call the back entrance. There were many car parked there in the open.

We returned at 1100 and turned off Phahalyothin Rd into the entrance of Central. We sat there for 8 minutes before we could proceed. It looked like the staff that had been made park in the open were trying to move their cars to underground. Eventually I got a park underground because i could not go any where else. We left at 1230 and someone was trying to park us in. Not impressed with Central attitude to early customers.

Central parking Chiang Rai has a huge thumb down.  

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I park in the open field just before the Central entrance. Just a short walk, well worth it, no hassles.

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On 7/17/2018 at 7:17 PM, ripstanley said:

Parking at Central today was pathetic. We arrived at 1015 to go to Tops which opens at 1000. The front entrance into the car park was still closed with security guards telling to move along. I got inside but all parking was closed off with security everywhere. We went and had something to eat driving out what I call the back entrance. There were many car parked there in the open.

We returned at 1100 and turned off Phahalyothin Rd into the entrance of Central. We sat there for 8 minutes before we could proceed. It looked like the staff that had been made park in the open were trying to move their cars to underground. Eventually I got a park underground because i could not go any where else. We left at 1230 and someone was trying to park us in. Not impressed with Central attitude to early customers.

Central parking Chiang Rai has a huge thumb down.  

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Tuesday morning they had some sort of briefing for all the staff at 10.00am - I know because I was sitting in Starbucks watching. 

That said, they do rather seem to have a commercial death wish don't they, closing off some 30% of the parking area for a shopping mall on the outer edge of town. Big C is not much better - but then I suppose that parking will not be a problem when they move to the Ginormous C out near the airport!

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I doubt very much that all the Central staff were at a single briefing - it wouldn't be logistically feasible - or maybe you meant the Starbucks staff?

 

I personally don't spend any time in Starbucks Central (or McDonalds, burger bars etc) , after all I could do that in the USA, and I'm sure your knowledge of Starbucks is much greater than mine; but aren't they on the 1st floor (UK numbering) and therefore closed before 11?

 

Back to facts: 30% of the parking is not closed off. Central opens at 11, it does all over Thailand, and has done ever since there's been Centrals.

 

Sadly, the commercial deathwish that forum experts have wished upon Central since prior to its opening has not materialised except in the fantasies of disgruntled expats. But we live in hope.

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1 hour ago, My Thai Life said:

I doubt very much that all the Central staff were at a single briefing - it wouldn't be logistically feasible - or maybe you meant the Starbucks staff?

 

I personally don't spend any time in Starbucks Central (or McDonalds, burger bars etc) , after all I could do that in the USA, and I'm sure your knowledge of Starbucks is much greater than mine; but aren't they on the 1st floor (UK numbering) and therefore closed before 11?

 

Back to facts: 30% of the parking is not closed off. Central opens at 11, it does all over Thailand, and has done ever since there's been Centrals.

 

Sadly, the commercial deathwish that forum experts have wished upon Central since prior to its opening has not materialised except in the fantasies of disgruntled expats. But we live in hope.

Sorry to say, on weekends central opens at 10.00am .Question? why be so aggressive ...

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2 hours ago, JAG said:

Tuesday morning they had some sort of briefing for all the staff at 10.00am - I know because I was sitting in Starbucks watching. 

That said, they do rather seem to have a commercial death wish don't they, closing off some 30% of the parking area for a shopping mall on the outer edge of town. Big C is not much better - but then I suppose that parking will not be a problem when they move to the Ginormous C out near the airport!

I always go there early , 11.00am , always get a park . even with all the work going on , plus all the red tape everywhere.Never go on weekends when it opens at 10.00am

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Starbucks Central opens at 9am according to their website.

 

Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.
 
Address: 99/9 หมู่ที่ 13 Phahonyothin Rd, ตำบล รอบเวียง Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chang Wat Chiang Rai 57000
Hours:
Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Phone: 053 179 728

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Anyone know what is being built at the side of the underground parking area? I do not mean the condo site a couple of hundred meters away.

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Multi-story parking?

 

I think I heard that somewhere.

 

Chaos this morning... I parked at Sinthanee and walked back.

Gave up on Big C, the carpark line was half a km long.

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17 hours ago, sceadugenga said:

Multi-story parking?

 

I think I heard that somewhere.

 

Chaos this morning... I parked at Sinthanee and walked back.

Gave up on Big C, the carpark line was half a km long.

Parking at Central and to a lesser extent Big C has become an abortion.

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I never realised that it was a public holiday, normally I go early, Big C at 10am and Central after 11am and usually find a park fairly quickly.

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We were in Central again yesterday. We actually arrived at about 1040 and found a park out the front of Tops. They have about 6 to 8 parking bays with a security guard which are marked for Tops Shoppers. If you can convince him you are going to Tops he will let you park. Lucky the wife was with me. 

Only downside when we came out we were parked in. My pet hate are people who are too lazy to find other parks and just park in front of your vehicle.  Very common at Central. We were only inside for 30 minutes.  When we were driving out there were still many parking spots vacant. 

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