Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?

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#51 Re: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?

Postby Undaunted » Thu May 03, 2018 8:58 pm

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#52 Re: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?

Postby Gaybutton » Thu May 03, 2018 9:50 pm

Trongpai wrote:Moving to where?

Their web site also does not say when they're going to move. Maybe they don't have a location yet. At the moment there doesn't seem to be any information as to whether they're going to move in a few days, a few months, or whenever.

I'm sure somebody can talk to them and find out more, but my guess - emphasis on guess - is they're not going to move until they at least know where the majority of the gay bars will end up.

I believe much of their business depends upon farang heading to the go-go bars. If that is correct, then it wouldn't make much sense for them to move until they can find a place to open that will be in close proximity to the next Soi Twilight, wherever that will be - preferably with the same kind of view of the soi, boys, and bars. I hope that will be possible.

I know some don't appreciate me saying this, but I really don't understand why these bars want to remain in Bangkok at all when Sunee Plaza has plenty of available venues for both go-go bars and venues such as Dick's Cafe. Everything would still be centralized, the building rent prices are probably significantly less expensive, gay accommodations are close by, and in many cases the go-go bars wouldn't have to do much more than just walk in and turn on the lights. The stages and many of the settings are still there.

If they can't have a dedicated soi in Bangkok, what's their motivation for remaining in Bangkok?

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#53 Re: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?

Postby gerefan » Fri May 04, 2018 1:50 am

It seems to me that when a Thai business closes they seem to be very careful not to lose face.

I can recall many places closing for "refurbishment" "staff holidays" etc etc.

So don't be disappointed if this is the end of Dicks Cafe. I hope not, but I have seen so many misleading notices on doors!

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#54 Re: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?

Postby Trongpai » Sun May 06, 2018 1:47 am

Requiem for Dick"s: Many came on the last night to pay their respects. Some of whom I've not seen in years came out to have one last drink and say 'play it again Sam.' You will be missed.

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#55 Re: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?

Postby Trongpai » Sun May 20, 2018 12:04 am

Fresh Boys at the new location had a soft opening tonight. It's on the second floor of Patpong 2 above Screw Boys. Drinks were 100B! for the opening night but might stay at that price during the soft opening period. There's a small beer bar at ground level. Inside is on the small size. They had some very good looking guys at the entrance. I was told that there's a show but I did not stay.

Strangely, Fresh Boys at soi Twilight was also open at usual prices. So, what's up with that I asked and received only shrugs.

Dick's sign is gone and the interior gutted out.

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#56 Re: Soi Twilight to be Demolished in June/July for Redevelopment?

Postby bobsaigon3 » Sun May 20, 2018 11:00 am

Received an email last week from a long time Dreamboys capitan, as much 'in the know' as any employee can be. He said all of the businesses in the soi will definitely have to move.....some time...in the future...maybe this year...or perhaps next year.


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