Sunday, December 21, 2014

Restaurant notes, 86-style

Siam Lotus has that out-of-there look; Javier in Haddonfield pulls the plug; Frederick's in Queen Village is down.

Restaurant notes, 86-style

  • A sign on the door of Siam Lotus (931 Spring Garden St.) explains that it's closed because of a two-week vacation to Thailand. The phone, however, is disconnected and state records show the liquor license is inactive.
  • Javier in Haddonfield (208 Kings Highway East) is gone. A statement from Haddonfield's business community said, "Significant internal setbacks during the restaurant’s opening months coupled with the prolonged economic downturn led to the demise of the establishment."
  • Frederick's, the over-the-top Italian at 757 S. Front St. in Queen Village, has closed. Owner Fred Vidi said he is sprucing up the place in anticipation of a sale. No deal is signed, he said.

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Michael Klein
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