It has been a long time coming and when we say long time, we mean 2 whole years in the making.
Last July, we wrote about the impending Zouk Club KL relocation from its current site at Jalan Ampang to its new home at TREC, Kuala Lumpur’s largest F&B enclave located along the bustling downtown Jalan Tun Razak.
A couple of weeks later, it was officially announced that the new club will share a home ground with TREC, Malaysia’s first and only purpose-built, urban F&B, lifestyle and entertainment district – a one-stop integrated entertainment hub similar to the likes of Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong, Shanghai’s Xin Tian Di, and Singapore’s Clarke Quay.
TREC aims to assimilate a variety of different atmospheres through its 5 zones that offer an eclectic mix of fine dining, indie cafes, pubs, clubs and lounges, attracting both local and international patrons.
The 5 zones are as follows:
Electric Boulevard (Opening in the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2015)
Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur (Opening in the 2nd and 3rd quarter of 2015)
Alcove (Opening in the 4th quarter of 2015)
The Hive (Opening in the 4th quarter of 2015)
The Terraces (Opening in the 4th quarter of 2015)
Here, have a first look at some of the above zones:
*Pictures courtesy of TREC.
Just today, more details on what we can all expect from TREC have been revealed as Electric Boulevard first wave of tenants have been announced.
Poised to be a high energy, highly-charged street destination, Electric Boulevard is inspired by the bright lights, big city atmosphere. It comprises 2 blocks of inter-connected, double-storey outlets of contemporary design (35 units in total) which house entertainment outlets such as bars, bistros, eateries, and lounges, making it an ideal destination for after-work gatherings and a magnetic entertainment destination that allows customers to bar hop, exploring the eclectic mix of venues.
The first wave of tenants taking up units ranging from 1,400 – 4,000 sq ft are:
These form 76% of its 35-unit tenancy and the remaining tenants will be announced closer to Electric Boulevard’s Phase 1 launch in July 2015.
As for the new Zouk Club KL, the only nightspot to have a 5am operating license in the city, we hear that it’s slated to open in the 2nd quarter of 2015. With a built-up club space of 60,000 sq ft, the new RM38m (US$10.6m) is the most expensive club ever built in Malaysia and will be the beacon of TREC and KL’s entertainment. The new club at TREC comprises several clubs, one Members’ Lounge, 1 café and an alfresco area.
Word has it that the new club will also offer a dedicated VIP concierge service. Ace!
From what we know, the construction of the new club is 93% completed. More details of Zouk Club KL will be announced in April 2015. That’s next month so hang tight 😉
Meanwhile, here are some quick fun facts about TREC:
Developed at RM323.6m (US$90.8m)
Built on a 7-acre site – size of 6 football pitches
Earmarked as one of the zones that will receive support for its development as part of KL Tourism Master Plan 2015 – 2025
Endorsed by Ministry of Tourism under National Key Economic Area, EPP 8 program. Designated Entertainment Zone
Located in the heart of KL – Jalan Tun Razak adjacent to SMART (Golden Triangle)
Fronting the picturesque Royal Selangor Golf Course • Five distinctive zones with 3 event spaces
77 outlets with a total of 2.4ha/200,000 sq ft of lettable space offering lifestyle + F&B choices, with lease-only units (200 to 5,000 sq ft)
10 rooftop garden spaces
Aims to draw over 1.7m visitors annually, with a weekly visitorship of 34,000 people
Medical bay with qualified medics
Don’t forget, Zouk Club KL will be celebrating its 11th anniversary next week and we’ve got 5 pairs of exclusive VIP passes to giveaway to our lucky readers! Deets here.
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