Your new riverside hangout.
While we were ogling the makeover of Warehouse 30’s old storage facilities on Charoenkrung, local design firm PIA Interior went and did the same over on the Khlong San side of the river.
Lhong 1919 has reclaimed a group of old warehouses and a Chinese shrine dating back to King Rama IV (1851-1868) for its 6,800 sq meters of co-working space, eateries and art and design shops spotlighting the work of young artists.
The riverfront mixed-used project is a new destination for Bangkokians hankering for an outdoor venue at which to spend money on design products from eight locally-owned shops.
The brand lineup ensures that this will be a favorite shopping destination of moneyed hipsters. Zettino provides men’s leather goods, Hummingbird sells beautifully decorated plants, and Studio is showcasing Chinese design-inflected furniture.
Not in the mood to shop? Iberry’s new restaurant Rong Si serves up Thai standards, as does Thai cafe and restaurant Ploenwan Panich’s new branch. Karmakamet’s also has an eatery here.
FYI, the public pier on the riverside is not officially opened so visits require some trip planning. Try taking the river-crossing boat from Si Phraya pier to Klongsan pier and walking along Soi Wat Thong Thammachart.