First Restaurant on Reservation 13: Sala Thai Restaurant Eyes Opening in May
by Larry Janezich
Posted January 31, 2022
Sala Thai is looking at a May opening in the first floor retail space of the Park Kennedy apartment building at 19th and C Streets, SE, in Hill East. A company representative says the owner hopes to open in May. The liquor license application anticipates a seating capacity of 78 inside plus 30 seats in a summer garden. The restaurant is requesting an entertainment endorsement inside the restaurant.
Hours of operation: Sunday, 12pm – 9pm; Monday – Thursday, 11:30am – 9pm; Friday, 11:30am – 9:30pm.
Hours for live entertainment: Thursday, 6pm, – 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 6pm – 9:30pm. No entertainment Sunday – Wednesday.
The Alcohol Beverage Control Administration has scheduled a hearing on March 14. Since the building is in Ward 7, ANC7F will consider the license application, likely in its next meeting on February 15. See here: https://anc7f.com/
The protest petition deadline to appear before the board is February 22 and the protest hearing date is May 18.
The company has three other outlets: 4020 Minnesota Avenue, NE, 2300 Washington Place, NE, and 4828 Cordell Avenue, in Bethesda. Here’s a link to the menu at the Minnesota Avenue restaurant: https://www.salathairisland.com/