Lotus of Siam, the stellar Thai restaurant that just reopened its Commercial Center location in June, plans to temporarily close the venue for dine-in service starting on Tuesday.
Co-owner Penny Chutima says the location may resume delivery and curbside pickup at the location on Monday, July 20. The restaurant’s second location on Flamingo Road remains closed.
The Commercial Center location shuttered for more than two years after the collapse of its rain-soaked roof on East Sahara Avenue. After the roof collapsed in 2017 at the Commercial Center location, Lotus of Siam opened in the former Roy’s Restaurant space on Flamingo Road. At the time, Breslin Builders renovated the 7,921-square-foot space with a new wall to close off the open kitchen, plus new paint, flooring, equipment, upgrades to the existing bar and the creation of a new wine room in the private dining area to house the extensive wine collection.
The East Flamingo location offers about half the space of the original that spans 17,000 square feet. Since March 17, when Gov. Steve Sisolak closed all nonessential businesses including dine-in restaurants, the Flamingo location has remained closed while it goes through renovations.
Owner and chef Chutima won a Best Chef: Southwest in 2011 for her northern Thai fare. Since 2012, Lotus of Siam has been a long-time member of the Eater 38 as well.
Lotus of Siam’s closing follows restaurants such as Dan Krohmer’s Other Mama and Chinatown’s Cafe Sanuki that reopened and then opted to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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