Construction at the old Bondi at Dong Tan

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Construction at the old Bondi at Dong Tan

Post by Trongpai » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:56 pm

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On 9 Jan (Thursday) construction/wrecking crews showed up at the old Bondi and began some sort of major renovation or demolition. Lots of jack hammers, noise and cement dust. The Pirate Cove/Bar remains open but it's not pleasant with the constant noise, dust and vibrations.

I don't know what it will become. A new restaurant/bar/hotel or just a vacant lot? No one I spoke to at the Pirate Cove knew but commented that it's causing them problems.

The Bondi has been closed now for what 5-6 years? It's been slowly deteriorating into a slum building. The Room Club further down also appears to be in a state of deterioration.

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Re: Construction at the old Bondi at Dong Tan

Post by mahjongguy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 am

If I recall correctly, there was a sign up last year quoting 42 million baht for that double shophouse. I still can't think of any business that could possibly make enough return to justify such a price.

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Re: Construction at the old Bondi at Dong Tan

Post by Jun » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:12 am

42 million baht (over a million pounds) for dilapidated premises on a road with other closed premises and vacant lots ?
With an asking price like that, I see why it remained closed for so long.

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Re: Construction at the old Bondi at Dong Tan

Post by Trongpai » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:20 pm

If it becomes a new hotel you'll have a lovely view of a tangled mosaic of electrical and communication wires.

It's amazing how quickly a building in Thailand goes from new to derelict. I don't know the exact age of that building but it must have been in the mid to late 90's? I had some old 35mm photos of that corner taken in 93-4 and there was nothing there.

The first building to go in on that side was the Sugar Palm Hotel now the BB Inn around 1990. The area on that side was all wooded and slopped. There were a few thatched structures used as restaurants. A walk way was built and after one raining season it was washed out.

Mr. Ritt (Orange Chairs) started his beach concession in 1991 and has historic photos of the area on his phone if you're interested.

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Re: Construction at the old Bondi at Dong Tan

Post by Gaybutton » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:14 pm

Jun wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:12 am
42 million baht (over a million pounds)
I'm going to pass on buying the Bondi . . .

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Re: Construction at the old Bondi at Dong Tan

Post by mahjongguy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:02 pm

And here's the answer: it will be another 7-11. I kid you not.

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Re: Construction at the old Bondi at Dong Tan

Post by mahjongguy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:02 pm

I should amend that. On further prodding of the translation of info provided, I'm not 100% certain if it's actually a 7-11 or just some other convenience store, because there was mention of a cafe upstairs.

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