Chiang Mai news & weather update

OZZYGUY

Well-known member
Lots of rain in CM last night, moat is over.......

A fair few of the back Soi around our way are flooded too.

No smog, hopefully all the burning is out and too wet to relight



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kaptainrob

Administrator
Next week is low 30's and cloudy. Hopefully we get another week with out the smoke.
Ground is saturated so we should be ok for a few weeks. Problem is high level smoke coming from countries to our West if the wind changes back to seasonal direction.
 

OZZYGUY

Well-known member
Ground is saturated so we should be ok for a few weeks. Problem is high level smoke coming from countries to our West if the wind changes back to seasonal direction.
Will be up the mountain Sunday, hope the big leaves got washed down hill
 

OZZYGUY

Well-known member
I remember when I first went to Promenada and KR said it will never workout. He was right.


BREAKING NEWS.
Immediate closure of the Promenada shopping center!!!
😱

One of our favorite malls in Chiang Mai - for architectural reasons - is abruptly closing its doors this Thursday, May 5th, 2022! And the local media is rustling...
The commercial desolation is more than visible in Chiang Mai city, with many stores and commercial spaces closed. We already told you about the (definitive?) closure of the most beautiful hotel complex, the Dhara Dhevi, more than a year ago. This week, it was the turn of the oldest 7 Eleven in the city, on Thapae raod, to close. And now we learn that the Promenada shopping mall, on the outskirts of the city, will close immediately. We regularly relayed its animations on our Facebook page.
Managed by the company ECC Chiang Mai Project 1 Ltd, this commercial complex was created thanks to Australian pension fund. Since the introduction of health measures to combat covid, the center's attendance - which was not the highest in 'normal' times - has plummeted. The manager tried to do the impossible by reducing the rents, but the costs being what they are, no one is bound to do the impossible. This was the most recent major shopping center to open in the Rose of the North. Expatriates used to frequent it because it housed the Immigration Office for a while. And so it is a closure without warning that strikes the businesses of this center, a closure that we deplore of course. Only the injection of new financial funds will allow a reopening of the late Promenada ...
The Facebook page of the center is not yet speaking (Promenada Chiang Mai) but we publish in comment the mail informing of this closure (it is of course in Thai).
Let's keep hope so that Thailand, and Chiang Mai with it, will soon find the commercial animation that was its own
🙏
 

sidvicious

Well-known member
I remember when I first went to Promenada and KR said it will never workout. He was right.


BREAKING NEWS.
Immediate closure of the Promenada shopping center!!!
😱

One of our favorite malls in Chiang Mai - for architectural reasons - is abruptly closing its doors this Thursday, May 5th, 2022! And the local media is rustling...
The commercial desolation is more than visible in Chiang Mai city, with many stores and commercial spaces closed. We already told you about the (definitive?) closure of the most beautiful hotel complex, the Dhara Dhevi, more than a year ago. This week, it was the turn of the oldest 7 Eleven in the city, on Thapae raod, to close. And now we learn that the Promenada shopping mall, on the outskirts of the city, will close immediately. We regularly relayed its animations on our Facebook page.
Managed by the company ECC Chiang Mai Project 1 Ltd, this commercial complex was created thanks to Australian pension fund. Since the introduction of health measures to combat covid, the center's attendance - which was not the highest in 'normal' times - has plummeted. The manager tried to do the impossible by reducing the rents, but the costs being what they are, no one is bound to do the impossible. This was the most recent major shopping center to open in the Rose of the North. Expatriates used to frequent it because it housed the Immigration Office for a while. And so it is a closure without warning that strikes the businesses of this center, a closure that we deplore of course. Only the injection of new financial funds will allow a reopening of the late Promenada ...
The Facebook page of the center is not yet speaking (Promenada Chiang Mai) but we publish in comment the mail informing of this closure (it is of course in Thai).
Let's keep hope so that Thailand, and Chiang Mai with it, will soon find the commercial animation that was its own
🙏
Why did KR say it wont last?
 

Moo Uaon

Well-known member
Thais avoided Promenada in their droves right from the beginning.
Location layout and choice of shops made it much of a ghost town compared to the likes of airport plaza.
Nobody thought it would take off the same way.
 

OZZYGUY

Well-known member
Thais avoided Promenada in their droves right from the beginning.
Location layout and choice of shops made it much of a ghost town compared to the likes of airport plaza.
Nobody thought it would take off the same way.
Airport plaza is busy. We go to the food court a fair bit.
 

kaptainrob

Administrator
Why did KR say it wont last?
It was a very poor location visually, had a very low demographic catchment, and NO major anchor tenant. It had a good sized Rimping (Villa Mart style) supermarket which really became popular during the ~3 years temporary relocation of CM Immigration, Prom's best years!

ToysRus, Uniglo and many restaurants, even the massive food court all closed in the early years and well over 50% has been vacant, most never occupied at all.

I'll miss the locally owned electrical/electronics store as their service was A1, but I'm sure they'll relocate very fast. The Dukes was popular despite a deteriorating service and food standards and I'm sure Dave's losses will be huge as he had big investment there. WineConnections and a few other tenants may relocate into Central Groups many vacancies.
 
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