Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 12:22 p.m.
ooks like you are going to have to get your Thai fix from somewhere else -- and if you have been to the competition, then this isn't good news.
Thai Elephant, located in a prime downtown spot off Central and Adams will be shutting its doors as of October 25th. This make us about as happy as State Fair bunny going home in the clutching grip of it's new five year old owner whose parents obviously didn't "think this one through".
Due to the rising cost of rent, plumbing issues, and slowed business from increased competition, the owners have decided not to renew their lease which is up at the end of the month.
The Tempe location and their sister restaurant 5RCha will remain open and several of the downtown employee will be transferring. If you don't want to make the jaunt to Tempe, Thai Basil and Thai'd Up will remain right around the corner from what was once Thai Elephant -- but there is a good chance it won't be quite as good.