Big C complies with order to restore sidewalk

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Retail giant Big C, ordered to restore a sidewalk it demolished for an entrance to its new minimart on Third Road, has rebuilt the walkway.

Retail giant Big C has been ordered to restore a sidewalk it demolished for an entrance to its new minimart on Third Road.

A permit presented by Big C Super Center Public Co.’s Pattaya giving its contractor permission to cut down trees and bulldoze the sidewalk was never signed by Pattaya City Hall, said Jirawat Plukjai, president of the Chumsai Community.

The retailer said it needed to create an entrance to the store by removing the sidewalk. Pattaya officials have told the retailer to refile its application for the new Big C Mini shop on Third Road at Soi Chalermprakiat 16.

Jirawat and other residents complained that the work removed shade trees that residents liked and created commuting problems due to the demolished footpath.