Thai Orchid delays opening of new downtown Vancouver location




The Thai Orchid restaurant at 1004 Washington St., is moving to the former Koplan's Home Furnishings store annex in the same square block, facing 11th and Columbia streets.

Downtown restaurant Thai Orchid has postponed its April 10 grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new location, 213 W. 11th St., due to “unforeseen circumstances,” a written statement said. The restaurant’s current location will remain open on the corner of West Evergreen Boulevard and Washington Street.

Restaurant owner Kat Saenguraiporn last year purchased the new site — a one-story building — for $750,000. Thai Orchid has served Thai cuisine since 1997 in its current leased space The venue’s new site is located on the same city block.