Yesterday, December 24, the founder and owner of Plearn Wan Company, operator of Plearn Wan shopping village in Hua Hin and Plearn Wan Panich shopping experiences at multiple locations around Thailand, Phattra Sahawat, posted that the Hua Hin shopping village will close down on January 31, 2020.
The rambling retro shopping experience would attract families on weekend trips from Bangkok to Plern Warn to take photos among the “50s-style” architecture. The company also owns retro-themed cafes “Plearn Wan Panich” around Bangkok.
Phattra thanked visitors who have supported the establishment over the last 12 years, and invited everyone to visit the place once more to celebrate the good times before it’s closed forever.
A news source from Hua Hin reported that Plearn Wan Company has issued a notice to all tenants that the company decided to close up shop “due to the ailing economy” plus recent losses and would therefore end all rental contracts on January 31. She went on to offer free rent for January leading up to the closure.
Plearn Wan Hua Hin is a nostalgic open-air shopping arcade featuring traditional foods, handicrafts, clothes, collectible items and classical architecture that depict the lifestyle of Thai people in the past. It’s been very popular with tourists.
Plearn Wan Hua Hin has been located on Phetkasem Road in Hua Hin district since it opened. The closure is seen by some to be a metaphor for the economic malaise that’s hit the coastal seaside town over the past year.
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