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Paul Chonburi

Walking Street opening conundrum

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I read somewhere City  Hall were thinking of controlling entry into Walking Street through 6 checkpoints, checking suitable PPE and temperatures etc. Would there be any point if Go-Go's and Disco's are still shut ?   Very few decent restaurants, a couple of massage shops, Le Pub........but not much else left !

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i think the proposal is part of a general opening up strategy meaning all of walking street would be open .

wont effect me much , nothing in walking street to attract me and the few times i have been in maybe the last 10 years were usually just me being courteous to a few friends inviting me .

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It is the number 1 night time tourist destination in the city. It makes sense to get it open asap and get more people back working. One new infection today. This economic suicide has to end, it's gone beyond the point of being absurd.

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18 minutes ago, dcfc2007 said:

It is the number 1 night time tourist destination in the city. It makes sense to get it open asap and get more people back working. One new infection today. This economic suicide has to end, it's gone beyond the point of being absurd.

if they gave the ok to open walking st on say june 15th , that would be 9 weeks after close down what percentage will re open ?

no tourists for months to come and from this week walking st dug up for the next 8 months or so to install dtainage .

 

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17 minutes ago, mulphy said:

if they gave the ok to open walking st on say june 15th , that would be 9 weeks after close down what percentage will re open ?

no tourists for months to come and from this week walking st dug up for the next 8 months or so to install dtainage .

 

I think most places on WS will reopen. Plenty of those gaffs will have no problem attracting investors, empty units don't stay empty for long on WS.

But like you say no tourists and digging it all up would be a nightmare. They could use the opportunity to install some proper lighting as well, maybe tidy the street up a tad.

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43 minutes ago, dcfc2007 said:

I think most places on WS will reopen. Plenty of those gaffs will have no problem attracting investors, empty units don't stay empty for long on WS.

But like you say no tourists and digging it all up would be a nightmare. They could use the opportunity to install some proper lighting as well, maybe tidy the street up a tad.

there is no value to be got in walking street for business owners or customers .

rents are crazy .

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20 minutes ago, mulphy said:

there is no value to be got in walking street for business owners or customers .

rents are crazy .

But there is always somebody who comes along and fancies a shot at the big time. Rinse and repeat. Some bars have changed hands 7 or 8 times in the space of a decade.

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3 hours ago, dcfc2007 said:

It is the number 1 night time tourist destination in the city. It makes sense to get it open asap and get more people back working. One new infection today. This economic suicide has to end, it's gone beyond the point of being absurd.

One problem buddy - no tourists......

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2 hours ago, dcfc2007 said:

But there is always somebody who comes along and fancies a shot at the big time. Rinse and repeat. Some bars have changed hands 7 or 8 times in the space of a decade.

Why would you a bar/club in a tourist venue when tourists aren’t going to be around for at least 6 months?

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2 minutes ago, Admin-J said:

Why would you a bar/club in a tourist venue when tourists aren’t going to be around for at least 6 months?

Horny blokes with a fat wallet and a dream of living in Pattaya. The same reason geezers buy bars in ridiculous locations that have never worked before. 

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Just now, dcfc2007 said:

Horny blokes with a fat wallet and a dream of living in Pattaya. The same reason geezers buy bars in ridiculous locations that have never worked before. 

Yeah that’s the one thing i think this situation would even put the clown show off. A massive unknown ahead for all.

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1 minute ago, Admin-J said:

Yeah that’s the one thing i think this situation would even put the clown show off. A massive unknown ahead for all.

You would imagine it would but nothing surprises me with Pattaya. Look at scooters at secrets, Stevie wonder could see that was never going to work, but they still pumped all that money in.

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10 minutes ago, dcfc2007 said:

You would imagine it would but nothing surprises me with Pattaya. Look at scooters at secrets, Stevie wonder could see that was never going to work, but they still pumped all that money in.

True.

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30 minutes ago, Admin-J said:

Yeah that’s the one thing i think this situation would even put the clown show off. A massive unknown ahead for all.

in actual fact there will be smart business people holding their fist full of dollars surveying the lie of the land already , looking for hot spots , great locations that will become vacant .

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36 minutes ago, Admin-J said:

Why would you a bar/club in a tourist venue when tourists aren’t going to be around for at least 6 months?

Money laundering ??? Open up loads more indian restaurants...... 

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9 minutes ago, mulphy said:

in actual fact there will be smart business people holding their fist full of dollars surveying the lie of the land already , looking for hot spots , great locations that will become vacant .

Just watch the Chinese money flood into Pattaya. 

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1 hour ago, dcfc2007 said:

Just watch the Chinese money flood into Pattaya. 

A depressing thought

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26 minutes ago, Rob Jones said:

A depressing thought

People seem to think businesses will just reopen as normal at the end of things and there will be a big boom. I'm seeing more and more reports of businesses closing altogether, not furloughing, just closing completely.

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1 hour ago, dcfc2007 said:

People seem to think businesses will just reopen as normal at the end of things and there will be a big boom. I'm seeing more and more reports of businesses closing altogether, not furloughing, just closing completely.

was always to be expected .

you non business owners would be surprised at the turnover of a lot of businesses here .

youd be even more surprised at the cost of doing business .

the margins are thin .

dont get me wrong some still make money , but its nowhere near as much as some might think .

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1 hour ago, mulphy said:

was always to be expected .

you non business owners would be surprised at the turnover of a lot of businesses here .

youd be even more surprised at the cost of doing business .

the margins are thin .

dont get me wrong some still make money , but its nowhere near as much as some might think

 

That's the Thai govt and its absurd taxes and licenses. But then again a lot of barowners don't help themselves. They buy a bar, paint the walls, give it a dopey new name, and expect it to start printing money.

It still amazes me for the thousands of bars in Pattaya, only a few dozen have a decent social media profile. I tip my hat to you for having the idea to come up with a forum and use it to promote the bar.

 

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1 hour ago, mulphy said:

was always to be expected .

you non business owners would be surprised at the turnover of a lot of businesses here .

youd be even more surprised at the cost of doing business .

the margins are thin .

dont get me wrong some still make money , but its nowhere near as much as some might think .

agreed.

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Walking Street dilema seems a no brainer....time for the inevitable redevelopment and arrival of big name Las Vegas Hotel/Casino/Convention Hall! 

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10 hours ago, dcfc2007 said:

Some bars have changed hands 7 or 8 times in the space of a decade.

I'd imagine an easy way to clean some money.

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12 hours ago, Admin-J said:

One problem buddy - no tourists......

even if Chinese tour groups were back, there wouldn't be much to see if the go-go lights were switched off, no girls outside, no music blaring, no sneaky peeps through the curtains 

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