The South Florida-based restaurant company Moon Thai & Japanese is entering the Wynwood development scene.
The firm that created the Asian idea, Moon Thai Group, filed plans to construct a three-story restaurant on a quarter-acre lot at 82 NW 28th Street. The property is across the street from the residential developments Wynwood 29 and Wynwood Green by Related Group and Lennar.
Plans call for 33 tables on the ground floor, 17 tables on the third and fourth floors, and 10 tables on the rooftop of the 350-seat restaurant. What would be kept on the second floor is not specified in the application.
Parking would not be available in the structure because it is not necessary for parcels smaller than 20,000 square feet. Every day of the week, the restaurant would be open till two in the morning.
Property records show that the Coral Gables-based chain paid $6 million in 2021 to purchase the lot. It had submitted a plan for a five-story restaurant back in September.
Twenty-three years ago, Moon Thai’s first branch in Coral Gables was launched by chef and founder Jack Punma, who is originally from Bangkok. With pad thai and tuna sushi rolls priced at $14 each, this informal restaurant has expanded to eight locations in South Florida and one in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The plan will be discussed by the Wynwood Design Review Committee on Tuesday.
Source: Commercial Observer