Economic decline is blamed for a popular check-in venue in Hua Hin’s decision to close its doors next month after over a decade of operation.
Plearnwan Hua Hin, a retro-themed community mall, has announced that Jan. 31 will be its last day open to visitors.
“Due to the economic downfall and losses the company has suffered, we must close Plearnwan,” read a statement sent to shop vendors. “The closure will be effective from Jan. 31, and to thank everyone, we’ll waive the rental fee through January ….”
Plearnwan Hua Hin, the name of which came from “Play and Learn in the old days (wun wan),” opened in 2009 on Phet Kasem Road in Hua Hin. Drawing inspiration from late-‘50s Thailand, the vintage-style market offers a nostalgic trip back in time with rusty mailboxes, old pinball machines and antique cars as well as wood-timber cafes, shophouses and an outdoor cinema.
The Plearnwan brand will live on with its spinoff Plearnwan Panich in Bangkok on Soi Thonglor 13, The Street Ratchada and Lhong 1919.