Plans to bring a Thai restaurant to the island's downtown have gone cold.
Some people — I don't know their identity — were in talks to open the Thai eatery in the building formerly occupied by Courtyard Café, 2519 Market St.
Ladislav and Terry Klos earlier this year closed the European-style Courtyard Cafe after 10 years in business. They wanted to pursue other interests.
The couple had planned to lease the building out to a restaurant operator and they were in serious talks. But the agreement fell through, Ladislav Klos said today.
Some islanders have long lamented the lack of Thai cuisine on the island. Some argue that the island’s diverse population and the people who work at the University of Texas Medical Branch could certainly support a Thai restaurant.
Just why the Thai restaurant operators backed out is unclear.
But in brighter news, Klos promises a return of Courtyard Café in about a year when some of his younger family members immigrate to the United States from the Czech Republic.
Do you think the island would support a Thai restaurant?