Pattaya Walking Street bar owners continue unsuccessful efforts to reopen on December 15


Narit Petcharat (center) The president of the Pattaya Walking Street Business Association chaired a meeting of business owners on Walking Street to ask the mayor of Pattaya to allow them to open their bars in mid-December.

Walking Street business owners plan to ask the mayor of Pattaya again to allow them to reopen on December 15, but the decision is not up to him.

The decision to allow Pattaya restaurants to sell alcohol and reopen bars rests with the Covid-19 Situation Administration Center and, to some extent, with Chonburi Province. Sending a letter to Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome won’t do anything.

Nonetheless, Narit Petcharat, president of the Pattaya Walking Street Business Association, said he would do it anyway.

The association held a meeting with officials in Pattaya on November 22, where business owners were able to voice their grievances and express their frustration at the continued closure of bars even as the rest of Pattaya reopens.

Amporn Kaewsang, owner of King Seafood, said it was not fair for businesses to be allowed to open in Bangkok and Phuket, but not Pattaya.

They said that since Pattaya holds the three-day New Years countdown at Bali Hai Pier, Walking Street should have activities to support tourism and liven up the atmosphere.

They suggested decorations and lights where people could take photos and businesses should be allowed to serve New Years tourists.

City officials have listened patiently, but there is nothing they can do without the approval of the CCSA.

Walking Street business owners sent me to King’s Café to collectively ask the authorities to allow them to open for the Christmas and New Year’s business season.


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