More than two years after it closed, the original Lotus of Siam at 953 E. Sahara Ave. in the Commercial Center is expected to reopen during the period of May 20-25.
The restaurant was forced to shut its doors after a yearlong leakage problem combined with heavy monsoon rains to cause the collapse of the ceiling. Co-owner Penny Chutima said repairs took so long because a former landlord delayed the process.
“It was before the mandatory shutdown — like the week before,” Chutima said, “because we had that really crazy rain. Everything happened like it did at Sahara. Construction’s hopefully supposed to start soon.”
And hopefully won’t take two years.