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BANGKOK 18 February 2019 10:49
JLT

Promenada - The Beginning of The End?

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I'm sure ALL major, potential tenants like Robinsons,Ikea and the like were approached in the early days of planning by Promenda Management to come aboard with the usual incentive of "relief" on rent over the early period of their lease.

 

That major anchor stores did their due diligence and decided there would not be enough floor traffic tells you all you need to know.

They rarely make mistakes and why they have successful businesses.

 

In years to come, as the city spreads, it may well be viable but as has been mentioned you can't build a business currently based on weekend traffic.

 

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Oooh, an Ikea.  Something like that could turn Prom into a regional attraction.  

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23 hours ago, EricTh said:

 

I go there only for immigration matters in the past. 

 

I even went there a few days after immigration moved out, but that was in the morning and  it was like a ghost town unlike in the past.

 

The few times in the afternoon when I had to wait for my immigration visa, it was very quiet too.

 

But I have never been there at night or during weekends.

 

I didn't know they have a cinema there... maybe I might drop by for their cinema. Are the movies shown in English or dubbed in Thai?

1) Movies are in English and in Thai and some have subtitles (in English and Thai)

2) I think you've answered your own question.

 

Regards,

 

Joe

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2 hours ago, NancyL said:

Oooh, an Ikea.  Something like that could turn Prom into a regional attraction.  

Shhh...no four letter swear words please!

 

Joe

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11 hours ago, NancyL said:

Oooh, an Ikea.  Something like that could turn Prom into a regional attraction.  

 

8 hours ago, Shoeless Joe said:

Shhh...no four letter swear words please!

 

Joe

All I know is that when an Ikea opened a few miles away from our specialty greenhouse/nursery business in the U.S., we saw a nice upturn in business as people came from hundreds of miles to visit both the Ikea and our nursery/display garden.  Made a nice little two or three day holiday out of it.  Having an Ikea in the area was good for business and I never set foot in the place.

 

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On 10/23/2018 at 7:59 PM, naboo said:

This Friday an off road show and meet.

Was there at 4 - 5 pm.
Nothing! Searched everywhere around. Even asked a nice security thom boy showing him(?)/her(?) the Facebook announcement https://www.facebook.com/events/481783779001531/ --- "Mai mee khrab .../Mai hoo jaaaaaw ...!"
The entire place: more dead than alive.
In the area between the buildings a rock(?) band beating even the noise level of the last Stones' concert in Berlin's Waldbuehne 4 years ago. No audience at all.

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If you head back to the Facebook page, they have photos and videos of the event.....

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4 hours ago, NancyL said:

 

All I know is that when an Ikea opened a few miles away from our specialty greenhouse/nursery business in the U.S., we saw a nice upturn in business as people came from hundreds of miles to visit both the Ikea and our nursery/display garden.  Made a nice little two or three day holiday out of it.  Having an Ikea in the area was good for business and I never set foot in the place.

 

Best idea yet, many many interesting often innovative products (to many people, not all), lots of price range, plenty of parking, would occupy quite a large part of the available rental space in Prom, and Rimping on site, restaurants, and near a Big C, and easy to to get to from the superhighway and return to the superhighway. 

 

All of this makes me wonder just how much marketing the Prom people are doing to get new tenants / big tenants? 

 

 

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I was shocked and amazed to see that a NEW shop is going to open February in the Promenada according to the posters on the wall.  Mr. DIY is apparently going to take up residence so that will be quite handy for me.  

 

Xiaomi (or Mi as they prefer to be called) opened a showroom there too a while back but unfortunately none of their assistants speak English and so they expect you to buy a 50,000 THB laser projector with no demonstration of it actually working.  Can they be serious?

 

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such irony in the thread title. "Beginning of the end"

It was created 4 years ago and Promenada is still there, lasting longer than several elected Governments.

They do have something in common though....both useless

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Actually, a couple of new businesses have opened up recently. Also the excellent Southern Thai restaurant (Natigaan (sp)) that used to be directly in front of Rimping has re-opened.

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4 minutes ago, elektrified said:

Actually, a couple of new businesses have opened up recently. Also the excellent Southern Thai restaurant (Natigaan (sp)) that used to be directly in front of Rimping has re-opened.

Good news, great food, reasonable prices, nice people.

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1 hour ago, scorecard said:

Good news, great food, reasonable prices, nice people.

Up on the 2nd Floor, right next-door to Dukes. Their khao niyow durian is superb! It's the only time I eat durian.

 

In the last 2-3 months, the family has opened up at least 3 more branches. They have branches now in KSK, Tesco Lotus Ruam Chok and at the Promenada (as well as many small locations all around the city).

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Paid first visit on Sunday and amazed the place is open, hardly anyone there. Compared to central festival which is pretty busy most days and mobbed on weekends this place was a monolithic ghost town. No big name brands, no red buses or tuk tuks outside, limit food choice (over priced Dukes or KFC). Really can't understand why they built it there.

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