Thai Orchid restaurant to open new site on Monday

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The downtown Vancouver restaurant Thai Orchid has scheduled an 11 a.m. Monday grand opening and ribbon-cutting event and invites members of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce to help celebrate its new location at 213 W. 11th St.

The new site will open to the public at 4 p.m. the same day. Restaurant owner Kat Saenguraiporn last year purchased the site -- a one-story building that once served as annex showroom space for the former Koplan's Home Furnishings -- for $750,000.

The space has been remodeled with natural wood and metal accents that highlight the building's exposed brick walls. Thai Orchid has served Thai cuisine since 1997 in leased space on the southeast corner of the same city block at West Evergreen Boulevard and Washington Street.