Updated: Although the owners are auctioning off the restaurant belongings, they are still looking to reopen. From a press release we received Wednesday morning – “We are actively looking for a new space and we are hopeful to reopen within a year,” the management says. “We are open to suggestions for a new location and a landlord that understands the commitment of building a community while having the security of a consistent and responsible tenant.”
Earlier: As we wrote earlier this month, Thaiku is closing this Friday, December 23rd.
Some of the decor to be auctioned off.
Next week James G. Murphy will be auctioning off pieces of the decade-old restaurant. On the auction block, according to the auction website, is a huge assortment of Asian decor items, kitchen appliances and furniture.
“I know they’ve said they will come back, but it seems odd to me that they are auctioning off their cool interior items,” Observant writes in the MyBallard forum. “I’m sad to see them go.”
The auction is Thursday, December 29th, 10 a.m. at the restaurant (5410 Ballard Ave NW) with a preview from 8 to 10 a.m.