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Roof Collapse Causes Lotus of Siam To Shutter

No one was injured on Friday after rain started pouring into the kitchen

Lotus of Siam
Lotus of Siam
Lotus of Siam

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.

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.

In the meantime, the restaurant plans to temporarily relocate.

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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953 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 737-3478