Saturday, December 17, 2016

Don't always buy it just because it's on Facebook

Interesting Facebook post Friday from a Lark Street restaurant in Albany:
 "It is with very mixed emotions that I am announcing the sale of Kinnaree Asian Restaurant. Kinnaree opened almost six years ago on January 9, 2011. ... The new owner, Panitan [Eamroongroj], is also the chef. ...  The menu will not be changing and the friendly staff you are accustomed to will still be here. Please be aware however, that during this transition Kinnaree’s alcohol license will be suspended until the new owner’s application can be approved. Chef Chai and I do not have any immediate plans for ourselves at this time ... 
(signed) Jamaree [Raj]"
What makes it so interesting isn't so much the sale of a restaurant. That happens all the time. It is that last Sunday the same business posted this on Facebook:
"KINNAREE will be CLOSED for maintenance and repairs on MONDAY, TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAY, December 12, 13 & 14th. We are sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to serving you again during our normal hours beginning on Thursday."
Were the "maintenance and repairs" so monumental they had to sell the place? I doubt it. It appears to be just one more example of a restaurant closing temporarily or permanently and not being candid with the public about it. We see too much of that.

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