R.I.P COMMUNE A7, Hello Taipei Sky Tower

2018-01-25

Taipei outdoors bar, food and entertainment market closes this weekend

Bad news for fans of Xinyi local favorite, Commune A7. It will be closing its doors for good on Monday 29 January 2018, only a year after it opened.

Taipei's next spectacular high-rise, the Taipei Sky Tower, has been earmarked for CommuneA7's area. Construction will commence from next week and is to be completed in 2020.

This doesn't come as a surprise considering the lot's prime real estate location

(source: TaiwanNews.com)

Nestled in the shadow of iconic Taipei 101, CommuneA7's outdoors container market was a groundbreaking new urban concept for Taiwan and quickly became a raging success.

It was a progressive step for the city and a breath of fresh air for those weary of the same rinse-and-repeat formula of nightlife bars and restaurants so abundant in the Xinyi business district's entertainment area, and a neat little haven for Taipei residents and visitors looking to trade high heels for flip-flops. It even had an beach volleyball court!

During 2017  Commune A7 quickly became the destination of choice for a quick shopping break, a cheeky post-work drink or pre-drinks meeting ground for clubgoers on their way to ATT4Fun or Neo19's superclubs and bars such as Elektro, Chess and Barcode.

It appealed to both families and revelers alike.

Unabashedly cosmopolitan, serving up food and drinks from around the world, this casual and low-key outdoors market played host to innovative cocktail of popup bars, restaurants and food trucks at affordable prices.

Its relaxed atmosphere more closely resembled what you might find on the east coast or down south, with that aloha island atmosphere especially strong during happy hour!

CommuneA7, always laid-back and casual, usually transformed into a bustling hub at night or on weekends, alive with live music, volleyball, fun promotions and brand activations.

Moving on, the Taipei Sky Tower looks set to rival Taipei 101 as a city icon.

Designed by a famous Italian architect, this rising behemoth will serve as a major new high-end shopping, hotel, entertainment and arts hub. Yawn. More of the same it seems.

On the plus side, the Liberty Times suggests that alternative locations are being scouted for CommuneA7's next iteration. Unconfirmed rumors point at the Adidas baseball courts opposite 101.

So long, CommuneA7. It's been a blast.

There are still a number of fun events planned for this week, so be sure to stop by over the weekend.

(Sources: www.taiwannews.com.tw and www.http://citterio-viel.com )