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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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I see that Love has faded somewhat. And they have rebuilt Straits House which caught fire sometime ago.
· Date: September 19, 2009 · Views: 13786 ·
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Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 20, 2009 9:17am

Love is like wine - some insist .....


Love the Straits' House windows. They are the best on this street. So relieved that Straits' House has been restored.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
September 20, 2009 9:26am

Hi Orange,
Is Straits' House a Nyonya Restaurant? If it is, how's the food? The location is ideal because it is within walking distance from Excelsior Hotel where I usually stay when I am in town.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 20, 2009 9:38am

Hi Ken,


It used to be a Nyonya Restaurant and the food was good. Love the I.D. of this restaurant and parking is easy here. Not sure if it will reopen again.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
September 22, 2009 5:50am

Hi Orange and Ken
The food served here was indeed good and the owner of the restaurant used many pieces of his beautiful antiques to decorate the place. He also restored and sold antique furniture and may perhaps be still in this business.
I'm afraid Straits House will not reopen here. I know the owner of the building and he said the fire may have started from the kitchen and he does not want to lease the place for food business again. If he has a change of heart, we will certainly let you know Ken.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 22, 2009 6:12am

Hi Blue Grass,


Now that you mention about the owner of the Nyonya Restaurant sold antique furniture, I remember seeing price tags on those round marble top tables with 6 chairs. We thought those were the price tags when the owner bought the furniture and the owner wanted the price tags to remain that to show to the customers the high price of his restaurant fixtures. We even joked that their staff were too busy or too lazy to remove the price tags. Didn't realize that those furniture were actually for sale! I can still remember the price for the each marble top round table with 6 chairs was RM1,800.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
September 22, 2009 6:18am

Now you know Why the table and chairs had price tags, Orange! I may have told you before that most collectibles/curios you see in Yum Yum are also for sale.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 22, 2009 6:29am

Ha ha Blue Grass, very business minded. Hitting two birds with one stone! Not only they can save on their expenditure; they can promote their antique too. If the customer likes the furniture, he or she can just buy it. Normally we don't want show room piece; but in this case the customer don't mind. After all, what the customer wants is antique. Great idea!!



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