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Lan Kwai Fong is where I go for burgers :D Al's Diner serves the best burgers in HK if not, San Francisco Steak House in Tsim Sha Tsui :D

But I still remembered that tragic event that happened there back in New Years Eve back in the mid 90s. There was a stampede that happened!

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Wanch,

The pics posted by you are cool indeed, I wonder if you think some buildings at LKF should be renovated, or even redeveloped.

By the way, I think they should consider some feasible proposals to expand and make a better connection with "SOHO"

i think it can have multiplier effect if they are willing to collaborate with "SOHO".
 

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Terrence said:
Wanch,

The pics posted by you are cool indeed, I wonder if you think some buildings at LKF should be renovated, or even redeveloped.

By the way, I think they should consider some feasible proposals to expand and make a better connection with "SOHO"

i think it can have multiplier effect if they are willing to collaborate with "SOHO".
Thanks but I found those images on the net! I also agree that they should renovate some areas but not all. At least improve the areas between Lan Kwai Fong and Staunton St.
 

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LOUD KO MESSAGE FOR ROWDY BARS
The Standard
Monday, November 12, 2012

Upstairs bars in Lan Kwai Fong and other popular districts may become more somber with calls for more stringent crowd and noise controls.

Food and health minister Ko Wing-man, accompanied by police, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department staff and firemen staged an "unscheduled inspection" of bars in Lan Kwai Fong and Tsim Sha Tsui from midnight Saturday until early yesterday, saying he is concerned about various safety and noise issues.

"We are concerned about noise affecting residents nearby," he said. "Also there's the danger that customers may be risking their own safety should there be a fire, especially if the bars are overcrowded."

Yau Tsim Mong district councillor Derek Hung Chiu-wah said he has received complaints about noise from residents living near some upstairs bars on Ashley Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.

"The complaints are not only about the noise coming from the bars, but also from those who are drunk and yelling on the streets after midnight," Hung said. "Residents are also concerned about their own safety because many young people who may be drunk start fights around the area."

Hung added the government may consider restricting the opening hours of upstairs bars located close to residential buildings.

But he agreed any new restrictions may not be imposed on those near commercial buildings.

An upstairs bar owner feared limits on the number of customers will greatly affect his business.

"We charge each customer a fixed full price with unlimited drinks," said Kevin Ho Lok-hey, proprietor of Moola Pub in Tsim Sha Tsui. "If the government limits the number of customers, it would mean a decline in our revenues."

Ho's bar - located in a commercial building on Chatham Road South - charges men HK$300 and women HK$100 to HK$200 for unlimited drinks on weekends from 9pm to 4.30am.

He said the bar generates most of its alcohol sales on weekends, when about 100 customers will patronize the premises, while weekdays would only attract 20 to 30 customers.

A Food and Health Bureau spokesman said the administration launched a public consultation regarding club liquor licenses from July to September last year, and that district representatives and residents have generally urged more stringent controls on the nuisance caused by bars.

He said the bureau will work with the Liquor Licensing Board based on the results of the public consultation.
 

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South China Morning Post Excerpt
Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong operators claim cheap 7-Eleven store alcohol is killing business
Bar operators complain that competition from cheap outlets is harming their earnings, but drinkers say Lan Kwai Fong is just too expensive
July 23, 2016

It’s only 10pm on a Wednesday night and there are already people loitering outside 7-Eleven in Lan Kwai Fong, tossing their empty beer cans onto an ever growing pile of discarded leftovers.

Three German tourists, who did not want to be named, summed up the general thinking of everyone who has ever bought a drink at 7-Eleven: “It’s fast, there’s no service tax and most importantly it’s cheap.”

While partygoers may revel in the low cost of inebriation that the convenience store offers, bar owners and operators are worried.

“Lan Kwai Fong used to be considered ‘hip’ in the 90s. It’s just too noisy now, there are always bottles lying on the street, a lot of people just drinking outside on the steps beside 7-Eleven,” said Peter Karl, manager of long-standing bar Schnurrbart.

The German bar, which has been in operation for over 25 years, lies right next to a 7-Eleven on D’Aguilar Street. According to Karl, Lan Kwai Fong now has an “image problem”.

7-Eleven was part of that problem, he said. Since the store first opened its doors in 2013, bars in the area have seen a dip in sales. Another long-standing bar, Stormies, cited a 20 per cent decrease in sales since the convenience store opened its doors.

Total bar sales across the city are on the decline. First quarter sales dropped by 6.4 per cent in volume compared to the same period in 2015, according to the Census and Statistics Department. They are down a sharper 17.7 per cent on the figure for the final quarter of last year.

There is no part of Hong Kong that is better identified with drinking than Lan Kwai Fong. Walk through it on any given night and most of the bars will be advertising their happy hour deals – which can last from 3pm until even 11pm. But even with extended deals – an effort to combat revenue loss – bars cannot compete with their neighbouring convenience store.

A pint of beer at Schnurrbart costs HK$75, a price so high that it has even driven away native German customers, according to Karl. Beer at 7-Eleven can cost as little as HK$10.

More : www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-...shark-fin-soup-still-served-98-cent-hong-kong
 
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