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Open discussion / Re: Poof....Gone
« Last post by Pope Willie on Today at 12:28:42 PM »
All indications and comments point to, farang restaurants in Khon Kaen face strong head winds. 

I guess, moral of the story is, if you find a good farang food shop in Khon Kaen. you'd better chow down, because 9 chances out of 10 it'll be "Poof--Gone" before you know it. 
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Open discussion / Re: Poof....Gone
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on Today at 10:20:25 AM »
Khon Kaen does not have much of a "town center" other than the section around Kosa, which is not exactly central to anything. Falang are spread out.  With easy access to the internet and smart phones, it is much easier to be self-sufficient than it was when I first moved here 14 years ago when there was no traffic to speak of and Number 1 Bar served as a kind of falang gathering, along with Erik's and Sevens.  Now falang are capable of being much more independent and self-sufficient and do not represent a unified market for businesses to cater to.
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Open discussion / Re: Poof....Gone
« Last post by Henry on Today at 09:49:35 AM »





  Not surprising at all. The restaurant business is difficult in any country. Now you try it in a foreign country, it's almost certain to fail.
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Open discussion / Re: Poof....Gone
« Last post by fceligoj on Today at 06:26:04 AM »
It doesn't just stop with farang food.  Unless the place is well established and has a dirth of clientele, poof.....gone!  My wife go out at least 3-4 times a week, either for lunch or dinner.  Many times we find a new Thai restaurant and eat there several times, but like you said poof.....gone!
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Open discussion / Re: Poof....Gone
« Last post by screamer on May 22, 2018, 06:45:52 PM »
Not enough farangs going out eating and those that do will be spread around several places.
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Open discussion / Poof....Gone
« Last post by Pope Willie on May 22, 2018, 06:35:09 PM »
Stopped by Alex's All Day Breakfast today and found it,---"Poof...Gone".   

For Rent sign on door.  darn.--
Got me to wondering,   how many farang food restaurants and bars have come and gone in the last 10 or so years ? 

 I've been living in Khon Kaen pre-Donna's Farang food shop (small room with a few shelves) and Nigel and Gigi's ownership of Seven's Bar and seems like all the farang restaurants come and then, go.
Sad to see.   Only one I know of, hangin' on now is the pizza place right near Piman Chol.
Why can't they last ?   Quality,  price of food,  type of food, cost of rent ??
Again,   sad to see 


 
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Discuss Health & Wellness / BOOPA Free Flu Vaccination!
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on May 22, 2018, 10:18:31 AM »
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Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« Last post by Windy on May 22, 2018, 07:27:15 AM »
Did my 90 day relort yesterday. Another painless experience. In and out in 3 minutes.


Just to be advised, they are renovating the Immigration office and the entire interior has been gutted. They have moved everytbing outside so be prepared  for waiting in the heat. Hopefully it won't take too long to finish.


I did mine in early April and they were outside then due to the renovations, so it's taken at least 6 weeks already  :o
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Thanks for the heads up.  I had already figured that out. I can live with just about anything so long as I am clear on what the rules are. Lucky the Embassy Outreach is (just barely) inside of the six months window.
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Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« Last post by retfed50 on May 22, 2018, 07:00:59 AM »
Did my 90 day relort yesterday. Another painless experience. In and out in 3 minutes.


Just to be advised, they are renovating the Immigration office and the entire interior has been gutted. They have moved everytbing outside so be prepared  for waiting in the heat. Hopefully it won't take too long to finish.
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