Beach bar expanding

Discussion in ''The Beach' bar, Soi kola' started by fansuhua55, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Love it!

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  2. AussieBill

    AussieBill Surin Legend

    Me, too. Brilliant!
     
  3. Cent

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    That was quite a long time ago.

    Isn't the owner of the Farang Connection apartment/shop front blocks and the owner of the Soi Kola shop fronts one and the same owner?
     
  4. fansuhua55

    fansuhua55 Well-Known Member

    yes he is
     
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  5. fansuhua55

    fansuhua55 Well-Known Member

    Definitely not the same, deposit was 20k
     
  6. Cent

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    I thought so.

    They have been refurbishing a lot of the shops along Soi Kola the past year or so. Some still empty and having work done. Does anyone know what these places are going to be once they are finished? 2 of them at the end of the soi were A-gogo bars (The upstairs Hard Rock A-gogo, and the downstairs 60s Pub), both of which were combined into one A-gogo around the corner (forget the name of it now) across from the Jah Bar. I am wondering if they will go back to the Soi Kola location once that is done, or if there are other plans for the soi now. A couple of the Karaoke bars are still there, and the long running Celebrate restaurant as well. I've never seen much going on in the newer small shops across from Celebrate.
     
  7. Cent

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    Ah, The Wall, yes? Appropriate. Well done. The concert video LIVE would do well for the destruction. Yeah. 10of10ScoreEvilLaugh1MonkeyFightBow5ThumbUp6
     
  8. Cent

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    The owner is typical Thai I guess. His qualifications and regulations change at whim and will. We looked into renting where The Beach is now a couple of years ago and he said he would not want to lease to any more 'restaurants' there on the soi. I thought it odd back then, as the soi could be made into a 'Walking Street' type area where you had all the nightlife and food venues, restaurants, Karaokes, the A-gogo bars, the Speed 3 Disco, they could do/have a few food carts and vendors along the soi where the new little shops are, a Rock 'n Roll type Pub, etc. I would expect it would do very well, and gain good income stream from all, and would be a good draw for farang and Thai alike in the evenings, which would work well for all involved by bringing in more customers for everyone. Add a good burger cart like at the entrance to Nana Plaza, a schwarma cart, a soups cart, and on and on.

    Hell, I wish I had the money and the properties. I'd make it a rocking area for Surin city. :)
     
  9. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    And the deposit will be returned when?

    (I know it's not my business but it may be of assistance to others in the same boat)
     
  10. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    I think being Chinese would be a prerequisite?
     
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  11. westofhere

    westofhere Surin Legend

    I think the deposit for taking down the wall was already included in the yearly rental, so one can assume that it will be paid back if the premises is vacated and the wall is put back up. If the deposit is not refunded, one could also assume that it would hang on the owners of the property, if they choose to put the wall back up and the deposit would be eaten up. Fair play. IMO
     
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  12. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    That is how I read the Farang Connection situation. Just to add, in said establishment both ground floor and first floor walls were removed.
     
  13. Cent

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    I can speak Chinese after drinking a bottle or two of whiskey. Does that count? :)

    [ 1st mate: 'What the hell is he saying?'
    2nd mate: 'I don't know. I think it's fucking Chinese!' ]
     
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  14. Coffee

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    Ha-ha ! Cent, you know everybody speaks Chinese after drinking a bottle of whiskey !

    Or is it Mandarin Crazy1
     
  15. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Legend

    Norby's vehicle appears to have a new parking spot in the Majestic Twin Car Park
     
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  16. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Legend

    Fancied a nightcap last evening, after enjoying an excellent meal with the family at Corner Cafe. (Most of the main restaurants along the klong were very busy)

    The wall was down, but there were workmen around inside, and it was hardly inviting. Perhaps after the Office on Saturday, all will be ready.
     
  17. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    I've never drank a bottle of Mandarin.
     
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  18. AussieBill

    AussieBill Surin Legend

    Try a litre of mandarin juice from 7-eleven or the supermarket. It improves your Chinese no end, but better if you pour vodka or Bacardi into it.
     
  19. Cent

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    Had a nice time at the Beach Bar last night. We played some music (The 3 Fucking Americans) and had a tribute for those killed and injured on 911 and a moment of silence. The American anthem was played first. Dan read off a list of all the countries who had citizens killed in the attack. It was a nice tribute in remembrance.

    The expansion came out very good and there is more space and a better flow of air through the place as well. Nice pool table, some decent seating and tables, and a good vibe about the place.

    Now if they just would stock some Archa, Carlsberg, Beer Lao dark and regular, and/or Tiger beer I'd be a more frequent customer. :) I don't like Singha, Leo, Heineken, and the only beer I'll drink there is the San Mig Light, which will do in a pinch but I would rather have more choice.

    All in all a nice enjoyable evening.

    Mike
     
  20. Coffee

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