Bennie’s Thai Cafe is about to develop into the newest restaurant casualty of the coronavirus in reduced Manhattan.
The common eatery at 88 Fulton Road is contacting it quits on July 26 — the 24th anniversary of its opening in 1996.
“We manufactured it as a result of the dark days of 9/11, the recession and Superstorm Sandy, but the Covid-19 pandemic was just also substantially for us to undertake,” the spouse and children owned small business posted on its Fb web site this 7 days.
Bennie Boon and her husband James commenced their restaurant professions in the 1970s as homeowners of two Blimpie franchises in lower Manhattan, using the services of mostly Thai employees. As is custom in the restaurant business, they presented a ‘family meal’ for their workers, cooking up Thai specialties together with pots of curry noodles.
But then buyers uncovered about the side meals and wanted to sample the dishes. Boon’s Blimpie turned the to start with franchise to run a steam table identified as Bennie’s Thai Corner out of the again of a fast-food stuff restaurant, according to The New York Instances.
The Boons applied the proceeds from the sale of their Blimpie eateries to open Bennie’s Thai Cafe.
“We celebrated many birthdays and milestones with so quite a few folks. Thank you for blessing us with your firm — those people memories will always continue being with us,” the Boons wrote on Fb.