This is some sad news, especially for residents in Subang. The iconic Asia Cafe food court, a staple hangout place for many residents and especially students around the area, will be demolished to make way for a new development.
And this comes as the brand, spanking new car park has just been opened, alleviating the horrid parking conditions that have plagued the area for a while. Too bad Subang residents will not be able to enjoy it for long as the food court is set to be closed at the end of October this year.
This development isn’t exactly new though as the announcement was made by the developer Mediaraya Sdn. Bhd. way back in November 2016. Surprisingly though, there’s still not many people who know about this (even we were in the dark). What’s going to replace it is a Small-office-home-office development.
In the original report, there was no mention of when exactly Asia Cafe SS15 would be closed. We managed to talk and interview a couple of the stall operators in the food centre and we were told they’ll be closing at the end of October. We’re also in the midst of contacting a Mediaraya representative to confirm the exact date.
While some of the stall operators have said they already have a new premise to move to, including the Rock Cafe food centre at Sunway, there are other who have yet to know where they’ll be shifting to.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way though. Mediaraya did consider refurbishing the centre.
“Asia Café 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,” said Mediaraya property development general manager Mark Choo to The Edge Property.
We’re pretty sure many of you are heartbroken by this news, especially those who have fond college memories of the place. If you have any fond memories of the place, do tell us and if there’s any food that people should try out before the place closes, do put them in the comments as well.
UPDATE: And if this news wasn’t bad enough, it looks like Ming Tien food court in Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya, will also be closing down at the same time.