Thursday, July 30, 2015

Azie Southeast shuts down

It barely lasted 3 months.

Azie Southeast shuts down

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Azie Southeast
Azie Southeast

The upmarket-restaurant space next to the Regal theater in Edgmont Square Shopping Center in Newtown Square has not exactly had the greatest track record.

Roux 3, a polished New American with downtown price tags, hung in for six years. Then came the real estate bust.

Win and Sutida Somboonsong - who own a bunch of Thai and other Asian restaurants in the western burbs - came in with a short-lived steakhouse, Parker's Prime. Then the couple arranged a deal with Sang Kee's Michael Chow to brand the location as a Sang Kee. That takes us to September 2012, when they reconceptualized yet again to Azie Southeast - borrowing the name of their restaurants in Media and Villanova.

Azie Southeast didn't even make it three months. (Its closing was noted today on a Patch site.)

I tracked down Win Somboonsong, who confirmed. "We tried for three years with all different concepts, but they didn't work," he said. "We want to focus on our profitable restaurants." Months ago, the couple closed Mixx, their pub beneath the Azie in Villanova.

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