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Promenada - The Beginning of The End?

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And coming soon doesn't seem to mean much when you look at the sign for Baja Joes Mexican restaurant which has been coming soon since the beginning.

Now that is disappointing news...

I asked the manager at Ragu's about it a week or so ago.

He said it was on hole as Dukes at Maya was now taking precedence.

So I guess it may be a while yet

Speaking of Maya it is the one mall I have never been to.

I just pretty much avoid Huay Kaew Road at all costs...except for when I need to get to Grace Clinic

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And coming soon doesn't seem to mean much when you look at the sign for Baja Joes Mexican restaurant which has been coming soon since the beginning.

Now that is disappointing news...

I asked the manager at Ragu's about it a week or so ago.

He said it was on hole as Dukes at Maya was now taking precedence.

So I guess it may be a while yet

Speaking of Maya it is the one mall I have never been to.

I just pretty much avoid Huay Kaew Road at all costs...except for when I need to get to Grace Clinic

You haven't missed much.

However it might have an interesting night life on the roof if

you are looking for night time action.

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I like Promenada but I must say I have been there when it was pretty empty. I think it would be a shame if it closed down.

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Promenadas bowling alley was mentioned in the original flyer as seen on Thai visa well before construction began. I cannot find the old thread now....

A lot of expats who bowled with me were very excited. Shame. we all hoped Central plaza or Maya would build one instead, more disappointment. There's at least 2 big ones in Patts.

The alley was also mentioned in City life http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/news-archive/the-malls-are-coming-fast-and-furious/

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I asked the manager at Ragu's about it a week or so ago.

He said it was on hole as Dukes at Maya was now taking precedence.

So I guess it may be a while yet

Speaking of Maya it is the one mall I have never been to.

I just pretty much avoid Huay Kaew Road at all costs...except for when I need to get to Grace Clinic

LOL. Yes, I visit Nimmanhaemin twice a year. When the kids have their dental checkup. (Dentaland).

I have actually been at Maya once. One of my best U-turn moves ever, coming down the Superhighway pretty much in the grass ALL the way on the left, then just meters for the traffic light forced all the way right for a U-turn and JUST made it through on the orange light. It was beautiful, but sadly before I had a dash cam to share it with the world.

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I asked the manager at Ragu's about it a week or so ago.

He said it was on hole as Dukes at Maya was now taking precedence.

So I guess it may be a while yet

Speaking of Maya it is the one mall I have never been to.

I just pretty much avoid Huay Kaew Road at all costs...except for when I need to get to Grace Clinic

LOL. Yes, I visit Nimmanhaemin twice a year. When the kids have their dental checkup. (Dentaland).

I have actually been at Maya once. One of my best U-turn moves ever, coming down the Superhighway pretty much in the grass ALL the way on the left, then just meters for the traffic light forced all the way right for a U-turn and JUST made it through on the orange light. It was beautiful, but sadly before I had a dash cam to share it with the world.

You had me there for a minute.

I thought you meant you went in to Maya and came right out when

you said one of your best U turns ever.

Got to thinking it over and one little fact that might help them (very little)

but a bit is if the Theater would play other shows than the ones

all the other ones are playing. Play the block buster but not in every theater.

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I asked the manager at Ragu's about it a week or so ago.

He said it was on hole as Dukes at Maya was now taking precedence.

So I guess it may be a while yet

Speaking of Maya it is the one mall I have never been to.

I just pretty much avoid Huay Kaew Road at all costs...except for when I need to get to Grace Clinic

LOL. Yes, I visit Nimmanhaemin twice a year. When the kids have their dental checkup. (Dentaland).

I have actually been at Maya once. One of my best U-turn moves ever, coming down the Superhighway pretty much in the grass ALL the way on the left, then just meters for the traffic light forced all the way right for a U-turn and JUST made it through on the orange light. It was beautiful, but sadly before I had a dash cam to share it with the world.

You had me there for a minute.

I thought you meant you went in to Maya and came right out when

you said one of your best U turns ever.

Got to thinking it over and one little fact that might help them (very little)

but a bit is if the Theater would play other shows than the ones

all the other ones are playing. Play the block buster but not in every theater.

They already do play different movies - Maya is the only cinema showing Citizen Four as far as I am aware

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I asked the manager at Ragu's about it a week or so ago.

He said it was on hole as Dukes at Maya was now taking precedence.

So I guess it may be a while yet

Speaking of Maya it is the one mall I have never been to.

I just pretty much avoid Huay Kaew Road at all costs...except for when I need to get to Grace Clinic

LOL. Yes, I visit Nimmanhaemin twice a year. When the kids have their dental checkup. (Dentaland).

I have actually been at Maya once. One of my best U-turn moves ever, coming down the Superhighway pretty much in the grass ALL the way on the left, then just meters for the traffic light forced all the way right for a U-turn and JUST made it through on the orange light. It was beautiful, but sadly before I had a dash cam to share it with the world.

You had me there for a minute.

I thought you meant you went in to Maya and came right out when

you said one of your best U turns ever.

Got to thinking it over and one little fact that might help them (very little)

but a bit is if the Theater would play other shows than the ones

all the other ones are playing. Play the block buster but not in every theater.

They already do play different movies - Maya is the only cinema showing Citizen Four as far as I am aware

Sorry I assumed wrongly people would take it as Promenada.

Besides that is only one movie and very seldom happens.

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For those of us who live in the 'hood, Maya is turning into a nice, convenient mall to go to see a movie. Went yesterday afternoon and enjoyed 'Big Game' weeks before it will open in the U.S. in the comfortable theater, having bought our tickets on-line for 90 baht each. Just a short walk from home and easy to cross that nasty intersection because the cars are stopped for minutes on end. There were at least 15 - 20 others in the theater, too. Not bad for a Wednesday afternoon.

When we got out of the movie around 6:30 pm, we found the mall to have a fair amount of foot traffic and had to wait behind a few people when we went to Rim Ping to purchase some items for our dinner. It's good to see people starting to utilize Maya as a neighborhood mall, as a place to hang out, like they do Kad Suan Kaew. It will be even better once the new Duke's opens there.

I just can't see making a 45 minute drive one-way to go do the same thing at Promenada. Not when we can walk to Maya. It good to see that mall succeeding to show that CM isn't totally turned into a giant ring-road suburb -- that it still has a live-able city center.

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I agree with you Nancy that Maya will work by force of its location and despite not yet having a really compelling mix of tenants. I only posted to ask how you figure that Promenada is a 45 minute drive away from Nimmenhamen (unless you're including a half hour wait at the lights by Maya! Horse and carriage, perhaps? biggrin.png

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I agree with you Nancy that Maya will work by force of its location and despite not yet having a really compelling mix of tenants. I only posted to ask how you figure that Promenada is a 45 minute drive away from Nimmenhamen (unless you're including a half hour wait at the lights by Maya! Horse and carriage, perhaps? biggrin.png

Maybe it just seems like 45 minutes when you're in the back of a song thaew or tuk-tuk. And yes, if you get stuck at the Maya intersection for a cycle or two, it definitely can take 45 minutes to get to the Prom. Frankly, the only reason we go there is to eat at the restaurants -- if a friend offers to give us a ride!

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It was the beginning of the end the day it opened......didnt it open when only two businesses were ready?

I went for the first time in the run up to xmas. I was looking for shoes. Findig or Bata sorted but they are not there just some cheap charity affair. No shoe shops.

Ok i need to destress where is the coffee shop must be at least 4; haha i didnt find one!

What a depressing place it was. I was one of 50people and felt like everyone was staring at you.

I will never go back its the biggest waste of many peoples money i think i have seen in chiang mai.

Sad for the lessees inparticular.

It was obviously intended to cater for the rich of the north, given that there is no viable public transport to get there. Perhaps there just aren't enough rich people prepared to go there. The trendies go to Central Airport or the new malls closer to town.

I like going there for the movies and Rimping ( I loathe driving in C M, anywhere, so Promenada is great for avoiding the traffic and it is easy to get there ), but the prices in the shops are ludicrous, so I don't buy anything. The food court is OK, but with those prices for places like Dukes w00t.gif .

They must specialise in building malls in the wrong places/ wrong designs in LOS. Avenues in Pattaya was/ is a disaster, and I knew it would be on opening day. Who wants to walk around shops in the heat? The point of shopping malls in LOS is surely that you are in AC comfort once in the mall.

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I've been here for about a year and have no idea where this mall is or why I'd want to go there.

And the point of your post is?????????????
His point seems pretty obvious but yours isnt.

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As I said earlier the movies can all be seen in the other theaters.

Perhaps if they would bring in some different ones it would get people to go there for a movie and a meal.

While there they might see some other shop they like.

I enjoy going to movies and I do enjoy their restaurants but it is a long way to go for just one. It would be nice

to go for both and see a movire that is not playing elsewhere.

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I've been here for about a year and have no idea where this mall is or why I'd want to go there.

It's in between Don Chan interesection and the Middle Ring underpass on the New Sankamphaeng Road.

You might want to go there to visit a restaurant like Duke's without parking trouble, to buy kids toys, visit banks without a billion people waiting there, see a movie, or just soak up the free air-conditioning when its 40 degrees out.

It's not mandatory to visit though and neither is any other shopping mall.

Hope this helps.

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