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New Venue: Treasures
Bangkok's latest hidden gem for vintage lovers is a little bit fancy.
New Restaurant: Matcha Ten
The Tenyuu sushi empire opens a dessert and breakfast cafe.
New Restaurant: Meat & Bones
The ribs specialists find a permanent residence. 
 A celeb-owned leather spa service for luxury brand-name shoes and bags.
New Restaurant: Chicon
The second floor of Le Cafe des Stagiaires now operates as a casual but traditional French bistro.
New Venue: So Dazzling Club
Monthly pop-up workshops focusing on cutesy craft items.
The gypsy fashion brand finds its latest home in an old house-turned-lifestyle shop. 
The local tech importer unveils its latest showroom.
New Venue: Audi Terminal
An all-in-one showroom and service center equipped with the German automaker’s state-of-the-art technology.
New Venue: Doll Up Beauty Bar
A hair and nail salon from Hollywood-approved luxury brand Philip B.
New Venue: Touch in SOL
Another reason you don’t need to go shopping in Korea anymore.
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New Venue: Ski 365
Bangkok's first ski training playground.
New Restaurant: The Grill
Reliably affordable wine-and-dine chain Wine Connection has expanded to Groove as a steakhouse. 
New Restaurant: Xiao Chi
This spin-off from Bao & Buns serves up yet more varieties of Chinese-style street food.
New Restaurant: Boteya
A mall chain serving regional specialties from across Japan.
New Restaurant: Sushi Masato
New York's sushi master has moved to Bangkok and opened the most exciting Japanese restaurant in town. 
New Venue: Plant House
The online bouquet service opens a cute glass-house boutique.
New Venue: Nex
Bangkok's latest multi-label store turns the fashion game upside down.
New Restaurant: Egg My God
Baan Ying's spin-off is all about eggs. 
New Restaurant: Amsa Cafe & Grill
Silom's new lunch-friendly cafe specializes in rotisserie cicken.