Thai Silk has closed in Buckhead.The Thai and sushi restaurant, previously known as Rama 5 of Thailand, closed a few days ago and is now boarded up. The restaurant was located on East Paces Ferry Road, across the street from the Aaron Building.
The restaurant, like many recent closures, was featured on Scoutmob ahead of their closure. In the case of neighboring East Paces Tavern, they closed one month to the day after their feature on the dealsite; Thai Silk was on the site earlier this April.
Obviously, from a consumer standpoint, Scoutmob is a great deal since it has zero upfront outlay, but it can be catastrophic for restaurant owners, especially independent ones. Kudos to recently opened restaurants including 7 Hens and Ali's cookies for not falling prey to dealsites like Scoutmob.
Is anyone as surprised as I am that Aqua at Realm and Bluefin in south Buckhead are both still open? Are you a business owner rethinking marketing via dealsites like Scoutmob? Are you a Buckhead resident devastated by the loss of Thai Silk and are wondering where on earth you will find your favorite Pad Thai? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.