Pattaya at Night is reporting that the small kiosk shops have been cleared from Soho Square, the slow starting Walking Street development near Soi 16.
Absolut , a new cold sounding bar has opened in Soho Square. First impressions have been based on the steep price of drinks. 180 Baht for bottled beer and 240 Baht for spirits with mixer!
Another new venue has put up a banner in the square proclaiming its name as Counter. It is said to scheduled to open on 15th October.
Meanwhile the opening of the Playgirls bells and whistles show brings the number of bikini (or less) dancing bars to 76. The bar is located up (steep) stairs above Air Port Club on Walking Street opposite Soi Diamond. Both these
bars are in the Nui's group. Air Port Club is set to open on 1st September.
The new bar on Soi Yamato looks ready to open. A comment on
Pattaya Secrets says: It has an outside wall plaque of three naked gold plated females so looks as though the inside activities are going to be interesting!
If it turns out to be a bar featuring gogo girls then it will be the 77th such bar in Pattaya.... And as if to be inspired by the Thai-Anxiety gogo list, it is to be named 77 Bar.
The Pattaya Ghost reports that the new Airport Club will appear on Walking Street opposite Soi Diamond. It is being developed by the people behind Nui's 2, Hot Girls, Pinky Girl and New Star.
There is also a new gogo/club being developed on Soi 13/1 (Yamato). It will open at the venue that was previously Happy Dreams Bar/Massage at the 2nd Road end of the soi. It has an outside wall plaque of three naked gold plated females. (Perhaps
a connection with the defunct Goldfinger A-GoGo as the owner moved on to Stringfellows ladyboy A-GoGo just a few doors down).
This morning Sat 2nd August there are several vehicles and teams of workers removing and taking away the illuminated signs in Walking Street. In particular the signs affected are the ones that arch over Walking Street
Is this part of the new Mayor's clean up or is it something else?
First the trees along the beach footpath now Walking Street. What next?
It seems that the authorities have lined up a grand send off for the King's sister. Her funeral is set for 14-16th November and the buzz is that Thailand will be pretty much shut down for the funeral. Bars and shops are set to close.
Meanwhile it is the Queen's birthday Tuesday 12th August. This is also Mother's Day. The bars were open as normal in 2006 and 2007. Perhaps worth a little worry in that there are politicians pushing for celebration days to be dry (to cure all