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Montri's Coco Bar: the end of an era?

Post by buksida » 16 Aug 2010 09:28

Was a little disheartened to see that the new owners of Montri's plot have levelled the place, bungalows, house, trees the lot - it looks like a tsunami has gone through there.

It seems they have big plans for it, Montri has some nice drawings of a new bar, swanky bathrooms and the like. The old bar is the only thing left now though there are plans to move it a couple of meters closer to the ocean.

So what do we think? Personally I don't think a concrete jungle or building site will have the same appeal and that what we had in Montri's rustic little meeting point could be on the verge of disappearing all together.

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Re: Montri's Coco Bar: the end of an era?

Post by preyanooch » 04 Sep 2010 15:31

Dear Coco Bar Fan

I understand all of your concerns about the construction that going on. The main reason rebuild the Coco Bar instead of renovate the old one because the wooden sturcture of Coco Bar built by Montri over 10 years ago was too old and damaged.If I decided to renovate then Montri has to close Bar 1-2 month.The project will be under Montri's supervisory to make sure that all spirit and soul of Coco Bar is remain the same. Beside the bar there will be a new clean rest room for convenience to all fan, all the contruction will not be too much disrupt to asmosphere of Coco Bar. New Mediterranean look bungalow will be built to replace the old house and bungalow there in ther next 3 months. Most of the tree will preserved and grow more later on.

Thank you for you comments and concerns :D

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Post by buksida » 05 Sep 2010 11:26

Welcome to the forum Joe, I presume you are the new owner?

Look forward to your updates on progress at the site.

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Post by buksida » 08 Sep 2010 09:18

Looks like they've started on the new bar already, here are a couple of shots from the weekend.
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If you want a drink before the old one is gone get down there quick. Any time frame Joe, when can we expect the new bar to be operational? What are your plans for the rest of the area?

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Post by preyanooch » 12 Sep 2010 01:07

Hi all,

Glad to see some progress of the construction as Montri keep complaining builder "Yoi" is quite slow and he wants to see new bar finish ASAP. Hopefully we will see new bar finish by October. Some of the wood from old bar will be moved over at the final state before we will tear down the old one. I'll try to go sometime be end of this month to join you there. Talking to Montree about celebration when we will tear it down and when Montree will open new one (but look old) May be happy hours and free beer ?

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Post by buksida » 13 Sep 2010 09:16

preyanooch wrote:Talking to Montree about celebration when we will tear it down and when Montree will open new one (but look old) May be happy hours and free beer ?
Sounds grand, be sure to post the dates on here.

What are the plans for the rest of the area? Bungalows? Restaurant? Resort?

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Re: Montri's Coco Bar: the end of an era?

Post by doug » 21 Sep 2010 03:26

Tear down the old Montri Bar. Sob, sob. A National Day Of Mourning. Black armbands....Well, I guess I'll get over it. (I've spent many fine hours at that old wooden bar. Great times, and one of the best men in the world that ever stood behind a bar)

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Post by dukeofthejam » 22 Sep 2010 14:20

sad to hear the old one's gone, but excited to experience the new one... cheers to Montri

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Re: Montri's Coco Bar: the end of an era?

Post by buksida » 27 Sep 2010 09:44

The old one is still there at the moment ... but it won't be long now ...
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Post by buksida » 12 Oct 2010 13:56

Work on the new bar seems to have slowed up considerably in the last couple of weeks!

Still may get New Year in the old one!

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Re: Montri's Coco Bar: the end of an era?

Post by buksida » 13 Oct 2010 10:47

Someone must have read this, there is a concrete floor around it now!

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Post by Mike Parker » 14 Oct 2010 15:19

You doing ok .Took our village in Chiang Mai 13 weeks to replace about a dozen tiles in the swimming pool.Of course they emptied the pool and then found out the tiles were no longer available . After weeks of searching they went for another colour. Took 2 men 3 days to lay 12 tiles We will be down in early November but will be quite happy to drink at the old one !

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Re: Montri's Coco Bar: the end of an era?

Post by buksida » 25 Oct 2010 15:19

Test drove the new bar over the weekend - its lost the rustic appeal but is much better closer to the beach:
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Looks like a huge apartment is going in there also ...
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Re: Montri's Coco Bar: the end of an era?

Post by Doris » 26 Oct 2010 11:30

So, the old bar is gone?

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Re: Montri's Coco Bar: the end of an era?

Post by buksida » 27 Oct 2010 09:00

No, I took those pictures this weekend.

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