Beloved Thai Restaurant Uncle Boons Is Permanently Closing

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

Beloved Thai Restaurant Uncle Boons Is Permanently Closing

Nolita is losing an all-time favorite.

Uncle Boons, a restaurant that offered new twists on traditional Thai cuisine—and was especially known for its amazing coconut sundae with peanuts—has closed for good. The eatery was an extremely popular spot at 7 Spring St., and was opened in 2013 by restaurateur and chef couple Ann Redding and Matt Danzer.

It received rave reviews (plus a Michelin Star) and had a large following, so much so that they later opened two other outposts: Uncle Boons Sister and Thai Diner (186 Mott St.). They will continue takeout and delivery from those locations.

They shared the sad news on their website and social media accounts earlier today, saying:

COVID-19 has rocked our industry to the core, and we, a small, family-owned business are no more immune to the realities that threaten, than any other shop. Despite our good standing, we were not able to reach a manageable agreement with our landlord that takes into account the complexities of running a restaurant under the limitations of COVID-19.

You can read their full statement here:

We’re so sad to see another NYC restaurant go.

Most recently, the iconic Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Times Square was also in danger of closing for owing its landlord over $600,000 in rent.

featured image source: Instagram / @uncleboons

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