Thai Orchid delays opening of new downtown Vancouver location

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photo 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.

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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.