Lotus of Siam shut down temporarily on Friday night after its rain-soaked roof in the Commercial Center on East Sahara Avenue collapsed. The Thai restaurant from Saipin Chutima may be closed at least until the end of the month, but manager Penny Chutima told the Review-Journal that the restaurant may not reopen “in time to celebrate its 19th anniversary in November.
This is when a landlord doesn't listen to you... pic.twitter.com/dpIU5gKjwg— Lotus of Siam (@LotusOfSiam) September 9, 2017
Rain storms on Friday caused the roof of the building to collapse. The RJ reports that Penny Chutima was on FaceTime with landlord Mark Kaufman at 7:51 p.m. on Friday when the roof collapsed.
The restaurant closed by 8 p.m. on Friday. The paper reports that no one was injured, and some customers received comped dinners.
To our lovely guest we do apologize but we forced to closed today until further notice due to our roof collapsing.— Lotus of Siam (@LotusOfSiam) September 9, 2017
In the meantime, the restaurant plans to temporarily relocate.
We are in the process of finding a temp location. We will post the new addresses soon and dates!— Lotus of Siam (@LotusOfSiam) September 10, 2017
Owner and chef Saipin Chutima won a Best Chef: Southwest in 2011 for her northern Thai fare. Since 2012, Lotus of Siam has been a member of the Eater 38 as well.
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