Openings and Closings

From Vietnam Grill to Lotus to Pho De to Suvipa Thai, Opening Today

Only three months ago, we reported that Pho De had opened in the spot previously occupied by Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant and, before that, Vietnam Grill -- the quaint bistro that had won Best Vietnamese Restaurant in our 2013 Best of Denver edition. But the stock pot at Pho De had barely come to a rolling boil before it closed; a new restaurant is moving in -- and it's not Vietnamese. Suvipa Thai Food is opening its doors today, bringing something a little different to this stretch of Federal Boulevard.

See also: Pho De opens in former home of Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

Suvipa will be only the second Thai restaurant on Federal, after veteran J's Noodle Star Thai just a block north.

A hand-written sign in the window promises that the Thai eatery will open today, but does not give a specific time.

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
Contact: Mark Antonation