Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by that genius » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:36 pm

One positive...they have loads of toast now
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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by John Bingham » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:45 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
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At least some part of the complex is pre-KR as it took artillery shelling from the far bank of the river, as the journalists decamped to the Raffles IIRC.
It wasn't built till around 92-93. It was just 2 shophouses before that.
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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:14 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:45 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:39 pm


At least some part of the complex is pre-KR as it took artillery shelling from the far bank of the river, as the journalists decamped to the Raffles IIRC.
It wasn't built till around 92-93. It was just 2 shophouses before that.
Then I don't recall correctly! You confident that includes the disused building at the back (on the museum side)?
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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by John Bingham » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:24 pm

It's a conversion from 2 older existing shophouses, that could have been built anytime between the 1920s -1960s. I just meant it wasn't the FCC till 1993 or so. The building behind is a bit older, it could date to the 1880s, but it was only bought by the FCC about 10 years ago. I think it was previously owned by Norodom Rannaridh.
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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:59 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:24 pm
It's a conversion from 2 older existing shophouses, that could have been built anytime between the 1920s -1960s. I just meant it wasn't the FCC till 1993 or so. The building behind is a bit older, it could date to the 1880s, but it was only bought by the FCC about 10 years ago. I think it was previously owned by Norodom Rannaridh.
Ah, yep, okay, crossed wires. Wasn't called the FCC during the KR period.
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