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The renovated corner storefront at 13th and Snyder will become a Thai restaurant if all goes well through the zoning process.
The building owner said the new tenant plans a Thai restaurant, and a quick search of the name on the zoning application, Hongkham Soum, turned up a health inspection for an Ardmore Thai place called Siamese Princess (the restaurant passed the inspection and has gotten good reviews on Yelp).
Soum apparently was the manager on duty when the inspection occurred. We’re trying to locate him to determine whether this will be a second location for the Ardmore restaurant or if he’s striking out on his own.
The zoning notice says the application is for a takeout restaurant, but it sure seems like there would be enough space in there for a small dining room. Meanwhile, the zoning hearing is March 19.
UPDATE: Todd Schwartz, zoning chair of the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association, said the owner hasn’t contacted them or the neighboring East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association about their plans. “We’ll be asking the ZBA for a continuance on the 19th and will conduct a community meeting
on March 31,” he said. UPDATE: The meeting has been rescheduled to March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fumo Library, 2437 S Broad St.