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What do you see and hear regarding this question.

Talking now about the greater Chiang Mai area.   Most of us know, especially those of us in business for ourselves, that things have not been as good for the past couple years, and now the added on Covid-19 problem.

What business' in the CM area do you know about that have closed down?  I would like us to list those that we know of , but please if it has been mentioned lets try and not repeat them.  Shocking to me was the old line guest house The Hollanda Montri...closed.

I think it would be interesting to see the list.  Post if you know...... just for the past two years

 

 

 

 

 

what do you see and hear about the following

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With respect GTF

what business are open    not closed .

The latter would fill a cementry

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Just to clarify. I don't mean closed due to the virus situation, but rather closed the business down for good....  out of business.

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Amazing Sandwiches on Huay Kaew Road appears to have close for good.  I saw a truck removing everything out a few weeks ago  and now there is a for rent sign in front.  I will miss it.  Good food and friendly staff(cute girls).  

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I think the Art Cafe at Tapae Gate has closed. They closed before the virus and saw stuff being taken out .

Also a small Italian restaurant inside Tapae Gate ( don't know name but been there many years). 

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The Parami Guesthouse has permanently closed.  All furnishings have been moved out.

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Hard to believe that a lot more cannot be mentioned.  Come on gang..... put a little effort into helping some who may not be aware of some of the closings and will be wasting a trip.  Thanks TV-ers.

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Route One Diner  near rail station. Sad loss. Mata Coffee near Nong Hoi Post office. really nice place.

maybe just too many to mention Gonzo.

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I take a self isolation seriously. I also don't go back in the old neighborhood, live in another area of town. However you have piqued my interest. 

 

Old News ---- Soi 1 ratchadamnoen, right behind the Montri Hotel (Hotel M now) If you walk that soi north, cross by Irish Pub, up to Somphet Market. There were more than a couple, old time packer places, barely hanging on, Three were GONE. That was second half of 2018. These are bp GH, because if you walk that way, you go by three new boutique hotels, built to tap into the Chinese Gold Rush. Unfortunately as part of the massive overbuild, oversupply they were basically vacant, but staying open. 

 

BTW I used to stay at Hollanda Montri back in the day when Bik & Bong ran it (80's) . I assume Luc & Ahm were still running it until closed ... ?

 

Sad Days ...  

 

I'll do a drive by of the Montri & places listed above, with camera & lens next week..

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For information sake Lomsak, Luc and Ahm sold out a couple years ago now,  the new owner, a falang, & Thai wife were running the place until he passed away a bit ago.  I just found out the other day that the place has shut down and Thai wife has relocated to Bangkok. This is word on the street not gospel.

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26 minutes ago, LomSak27 said:

I take a self isolation seriously. I also don't go back in the old neighborhood, live in another area of town. However you have piqued my interest. 

 

Old News ---- Soi 1 ratchadamnoen, right behind the Montri Hotel (Hotel M now) If you walk that soi north, cross by Irish Pub, up to Somphet Market. There were more than a couple, old time packer places, barely hanging on, Three were GONE. That was second half of 2018. These are bp GH, because if you walk that way, you go by three new boutique hotels, built to tap into the Chinese Gold Rush. Unfortunately as part of the massive overbuild, oversupply they were basically vacant, but staying open. 

 

BTW I used to stay at Hollanda Montri back in the day when Bik & Bong ran it (80's) . I assume Luc & Ahm were still running it until closed ... ?

 

Sad Days ...  

 

I'll do a drive by of the Montri & places listed above, with camera & lens next week..

Around Moonmuang Soi 5 seems to be "investor central"

The big new "complex" - Spice Garden I think its called. The Rama gh was sold and is being "rebuilt". There was another guesthouse just up from the Rama , maybe called the Siri (can't remember) probably sold as remains just a shell, bits knocked down. A couple of other places look like Chinese investors or for that market. That whole soi has either mistimed their investment spectacularly or maybe knows something that we don't?

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3 hours ago, JohnBarleycorn said:

No one here seems to be mentioning factory closings.

Where are the factories?  Other than a couple of food processors, what is there? Or what ever was there?

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Gai Yaang Korat on the 700 year road near the river closed. Very sad.

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