Confirmed: True Thai closed [IMAGE]
Courtesy of True Thai
According to a sign posted outside of True Thai this afternoon, the award-winning Thai restaurant, which has been plagued with financial and legal problems recently, is indeed closed.
Sign posted outside of True Thai
The sign, which thanks customers for their patronage, makes mention of the restaurant reopening, and entreats loyal fans to check the True Thai website for updates.
The closing comes on the heels of a tumultuous year for True Thai. As we reported on Hot Dish last month, owner Anna Fieser is currently engaged in a legal dispute with her former restaurant manager, Corey Whitechurch, over allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement. In the wake of this souring relationship, True Thai owed money to its food and wine distributors, its landlord -- even to the state of Minnesota.
An excerpt from our September 25 Trouble at True Thai post illustrates the mounting hurdles the restaurant was facing:
"It's a day-to-day struggle," [Fieser] says, adding that she's also considering downsizing the restaurant and focusing more on take-out and delivery. "We were about to be evicted. I borrowed money from relatives, everyone, just to stay open. I don't know what I'm going to do next."
Stay tuned to Hot Dish for further developments.
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