Bangkok Joe’s Closing June 1st will become Mama Rouge featuring Southeast Asian and French Menu in September

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From an email:

“Bangkok Joe’s today announced that it will officially close its doors as of June 1, 2014 to make room for a new, modern restaurant boasting a Southeast Asian and French inspired menu.

“After continuous high traffic for over a decade, with the same equipment being used every day, repeatedly in the kitchen, there was a need to update the kitchen equipment and furniture,” said owner Mel Oursinsini. He added, “We also recognized that over time the needs of our customers had evolved. We felt the time was right to bring a new contemporary restaurant to the same beautiful location, Georgetown’s Washington Harbour.”

“Since opening in 2003, Bangkok Joe’s has received amazing support from the community and our patrons”, said Chef/Owner Aulie Bunyarataphan. “We’re committed to re-investing in our restaurants to ensure that we continually offer guests the best possible dining experience. By completely revamping the restaurant with a hip vibe and interior, new name and new menu, we hope to deliver the same exceptional experience which our customers have come to love and enjoy over the last decade. They deserve it!”

Bangkok Joe’s will close its doors as of June 1, 2014. The new restaurant named “Mama Rouge” is scheduled to open in September 2014.”

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