Oh no, say it isn’t so!
According to The Edge Property, Mediaraya is planning to demolish Asia Cafe in SS15, Subang Jaya to develop a new SoHo (Small-office Home-office) project that will be launched by end-2017.
In case you didn’t know, Mediaraya is the property division of F&B operator Cinta Subang Development Sdn Bhd. Moreover, the yet-to-be-named SoHo development will be made up of 483 units.
Mediaraya property development general manager Mark Choo said that the company decided to demolish Asia Cafe after much consideration.
“Asia Cafe was set up in 2003 and the building is a bit weathered. Initially, we planned to retrofit it, but after considering the changing trend and the warm weather, we felt that it is best to redevelop it to fit the market segment… plus air conditioning,” Choo explained.
Choo did not state Asia Cafe’s exact closing date, but according to The Hyped Geek, a couple of Asia Cafe stall operators said that the iconic hangout spot will cease operations at the end of October.
Many netizens were shocked by the news. One Lowyat forum user commented, “Asia Cafe got a lot of good memories. Last time when study in Sunway, guys always bring girls go there dating.”
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