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Jun 12, 2014 04:25 PM

Muang Thai, I hardly knew ye

It appears Muang Thai is no more. Closed due to tax reasons.

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  1. sad I enjoyed that place...

    1. My wife heard a rumor that a thai place is opening literally right next to muang thai

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        1. What? Rarely do I question a restaurant closing due to tax reasons, but at open what a year or so, that's pretty quick to get closed for tax reasons. Me thinks there was something else at play.........

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          1. re: jrvedivici

            When I was there for dinner & it was excellent by the way,
            I remember the owner saying they had another location in NJ somewhere...cant recall where?,......
            so maybe their business wasn't profitable enough to stay open in Redbank ?

            1. re: Tapas52

              Ahhhh well tax problems can bleed over from one entity to another. One would expect he set up a separate tax ID for the two locations, but if not then that would make more sense.

          2. Just gave them a call and they are open for business...

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            1. re: equal_Mark

              =M to the rescue!!!!

              Call back and say you are from the IRS and see what they say.

              1. re: jrvedivici

                Glad to hear my local larb supply is secure!

                  1. re: Tapas52

                    I apologize, the first article made it sound like it was a done deal. I am thrilled he was able to work out his tax issues. As a small business owner, I know how quickly they can come up and bite you....especially in a variable cash flow business like a restaurant.

                    Here is the mention of it being re-opened:


                  2. re: equal_Mark

                    Just out of curiosity when you called did you inform them for the reason for your call? This isn't a rumor you want going around, it might be helpful for them to know this is the "word on the street".

                    1. re: jrvedivici

                      As best I can tell the "rumor" appears to have both started and ended on this thread.

                      I wonder if the owner was able to avoid issues with the IRS by claiming he "lost" the documentation for the past 2 years...