Image of Siam Society courtesy eyeliam via Flickr
FoodDude is the first to confirm that NE Alberta's seven-year-old Siam Society has been sold to a new owner, and will reopen as an entirely new concept: a family-friendly pub. The restaurant's voicemail recording notes the shutter (though says that Siam has closed "for the next two weeks for remodeling") — but this OLCC application reveals that Josh Johnston, possibly affiliated with downtown's Paddy's, will convert the unique space into a "neighborhood restaurant."
Siam Society opened in 2005 inside a former power company substation, and quickly earned positive reviews for chef/owner Adrienne Inskeep's takes on high-end Thai fare. The Dude notes that Inskeep and co-owner Paul Van Slyke sold the business in 2010, and it has operated under the same name until now. More information on Siam's as-yet-unnamed replacement when it becomes available.
· Siam Society Sells – To Become Gasto Pub [PF&D]