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New Themed Block Alley In TREC KL

by Natasha Christopher

The city hippiest street is about to be born in three months time – in July in the third quarter of the year – TREC KL will see a brand new thematic F&B street at Alley block, located on the ground level of the estate’s multi-level carpark.

Alley by Jay Hammond

Alley by Jay Hammond

Alley, formerly known as Alcove, will be transformed to the vibe, similar to that of Singapore’s bustling art & F&B street Haji Lane, but with a contemporary Asian theme for the creative treatment of wall murals and props, alongside pockets of F&B venues by emerging entrepreneurs.

This is part of TREC KL Masterplan 2018, which will see progressive occupancy of new venues and development, along with lifestyle programming.

Alley’s eclectic tenancy mix will see a majority of Asian cuisines from Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia, alongside western fare. It will also include an indie bar and ice-cream parlour. In total, visitors can expect nine food venues when doors open this July.

Image via TREC KL Facebook page

Image via TREC KL Facebook page

Alley aims to create a different offering from that of the other blocks at TREC. Targeting young working adults, tourists and the creative set, the upcoming street with alfresco seatings has a laid-back vibe and independent spirit. Alley will open from 5 pm to 3 am, to also cater to the post-clubbing crowd at TREC.

Artist and Builders 

Behind the ID of Alley are established urban artists Jay Hammond and Idris Johor. The duo is also behind the majority of artwork [wall murals and props] of Singapore’s famous Haji Lane and its anchor F&B venues such as Blu Jaz and Pedra Niegra, for the past 14 years. Both, who have worked on Zouk
Singapore and Zouk KL, are also the lead artists of the newly-opened vintage-themed venue at TREC – Fu Luck Bar.

50 Brands at TREC

With Alley’s opening in July, TREC will feature over 50 F&B brands at the estate. The new brands at Alley will join existing venues – The Mojito Man • Retro Tapas Cafe Bar – as well as those at adjoining
block Terraces – Drop KL • DZH Seafood Restaurant • Wine Connection. The street will see its own programme of live gigs and street parties.

New Venues 

Shiraz Bar and Restaurant

Shiraz Bar and Restaurant

Following hot on the heels of American diner & bar Drop KL at Terraces and vintage-themed FuLuck Bar recent openings come Shiraz Restaurant and Bar at Electric Boulevard. Featuring lush velvety ambience, the swanky venue located at Electric Boulevard serves Persian cuisine.

Up next, RD90 – a Chinese & Japanese fusion restaurant bar – will see its grand opening in two weeks’ time on April 14.

This will be followed closely by the arrival of Singapore’s popular Latin America venue Cuba Libre at Hive.
ASA! (1)
This month in April, TREC will play host not one but three major bazaars. The first two will be held in conjunction with The Rising Star Bazaar & Showcase by Tashi Media on April 14 & 15, and April 28 with TREC’s ASA! event. Free entry to all events.
ASA! x Craft Army bazaar on April 28 will see some 30 vendors retailing artisan products, alongside fringe acts.


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