St Albans Thai restaurant closing
- Credit: Archant
The St Albans branch of a Thai restaurant chain has shut up shop for good.
Busaba Eathai opened the Christopher Place site in 2016, after the building had been vacant for about four years.
Just two years later the restaurant chain has closed, not long after the long bank holiday weekend.
Two of its other branches, in Manchester and Liverpool, were victim to the same fate last year.
A spokesperson from Busaba said: “Following the closure [on May 29], the Busaba management team will be focusing on delivering operational excellence and memorable guest experiences across the 13 remaining modern Bangkok eateries based in London.”
All staff will be relocated to other branches.
Christopher Place manager Catherine Morris said: “It was such a wonderful thing that this restaurant, who are very successful around the country, decided to take the site and occupy it, making the area a food quarter.
- 1 Goods worth more than £260 in total stolen from St Albans Co-op store
- 2 Teenager ‘robbed at knife-point' by two males in Hemel Hempstead
- 3 Clarence Park deckchairs banned following council concerns
- 4 Church welcomes gay community event as part of St Albans Pub Pride
- 5 Recap: Two crashes disrupting M1 and M25 drivers near St Albans
- 6 Katherine Ryan and Romesh Ranganathan spotted filming in St Albans
- 7 Can you answer these 10 GCSE questions designed for 16-year-olds?
- 8 Man in his 20s stabbed in shopping area in Hemel Hempstead
- 9 New play areas open at Harpenden parks
- 10 Pantomime dame from Radlett appears on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent
“It was definitely going to grow footfall to the area and develop the evening economy in St Albans, but sadly, getting the formula wrong from the start didn’t give them a chance to get the restaurant off the ground.”
Busaba Eathai was set up by Wagamama entrepreneur Alan Yau in 1999.