The owner of Bangkok Bistro restaurants will close his Schenectady restaurant after six years in the heart of the city’s downtown.
William Phan announced the news on his Facebook page this afternoon, but did not provide a reason for the sudden closure. In a comment, though, he said the building’s lease is up Wednesday.
“As you guys know ... all good things must come to an end,” he wrote. “I will be closing our Schenectady location after 6 great years in business. I want to thank all our customers, new friends I’ve made throughout the years, staff and family for an amazing run.”
Phan invited his friends to join him at the Thai restaurant at the corner of Erie Boulevard and State Street for its last day Wednesday.
The Schenectady location made the news last year after Phan’s brother-in-law and Bangkok co-owner Israel “Bobby” Silva died in a freak dumbwaiter accident. Silva and Phan bought the restaurant in 2007, and a year later opened a second Bangkok Bistro on Central Avenue in Colonie.
The Colonie location will remain open, Phan said on his Facebook page.