The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved Monday operating and wine/malt licenses for Thai E-sarn, the Thai restaurant replacing Tom Yum Koong II at 1377 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights.
“We’re just about ready to go,” said Christopher Rizza, who is opening the restaurant with his wife Supaporn Rizza.
The Rizzas live in Boxford – Supaporn was born in Thailand.
In their application, Rizza wrote they plan to open by the end of September.
Bought Tom Yum Koong II’s equipment
The Rizzas bought Tom Yum Koong II equipment for $120,000, according to their wine/malt license, and are planning to put about $10,000 into renovations.
The Rizzas are paying $5,671 per month in rent to VAM Corporation for use of the roughly 2,000-square-foot property ($68,052 per year). They signed a five-year lease, with an option for an extension.
Tom Yum Koong II
Tom Yum Koong II opened in 2009. Earlier this year, Tom Yum Koong III closed in Newton. However, the original Tom Yum Koong on Forest Street in Medford Square remains open.
Thai E-sarn’s website will be www.thaiesarncuisine.com when it’s up and running.
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