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Silver Lake’s Mae Ploy Will Remain Open After Building Sale Falls Through

After escrow fell through, the Thai neighborhood favorite remains open for business

Mae Ploy Mona Holmes
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Last week, Eater reported that Mae Ploy, the Silver Lake Thai neighborhood favorite would serve their final dinner on January 28. After 26 years, Mae Ploy’s owner Amnaj Lungorn would retire. Lungorn’s niece, Udon Suwannapen, would take over operations at the new Mae Ploy, after a new location was secured. This quickly became old news, as Mae Ploy remains open for business, for now.

While much of Mae Ploy’s food and drink inventory was low this past Saturday (typically indicating a pending closure), staff enthusiastically informed customers that the closing announcement was premature, with another factor in play: the building was slated for sale, but escrow did not go through. Staff also reported the buyer could not resolve certain legal problems before the sale collapsed.

Mae Ploy has served Bangkok-style Thai since 1992, but became a Los Angeles favorite after Jonathan Gold’s Los Angeles Times review in 2000. Mae Ploy remains open for business until further notice.

Mae Ploy
2606 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

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