comScore

Roat Osha will take over the former Chiang Mai Thai space in Calhoun Square

The patio at Roat Osha's current location is an oasis of calm — and tropical drinks — on Hennepin Ave.

The patio at Roat Osha's current location is an oasis of calm — and tropical drinks — on Hennepin Ave.

In January, rumors began swirling that Uptown Thai restaurant Roat Osha was closing to make room for a new Walgreens. Fans of the restaurant's pad Thai, curries, and cocktails can breathe a collective sigh of relief: The rumors were only partially true (isn't that always the case?).

The building at 2650 Hennepin Ave., which has been home to Roat Osha since 2009, along with the late, lamented FirstTech computer store, will indeed be demolished to make room for a new Walgreens. Luckily for fans, the restaurant isn’t closing, it's merely moving a few blocks south, into the Calhoun Square space vacated last December by Chiang Mai Thai.

Plans are for Roat Osha to be operating in its new digs by August; the current location remains open, so there's still time to enjoy one more evening on the patio. 

2650 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

612-377-4418

roatoshathai.com

The new location for Roat Osha will be the former Chiang Mai Thai space in Calhoun Square.

The new location for Roat Osha will be the former Chiang Mai Thai space in Calhoun Square.

Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. - 1 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.