Co-owners of "Pho and I" (from left: Phunthip Sittwirachote and Napat Sriwannavit) plan to open a Vietnamese-Thai restaurant at 707 Centre St., the former home of the Ban Chiang House.

‘Pho & I’ Owners Aim for June Opening of Vietnamese-Thai Restaurant in JP

The recently-closed  

Ban Chiang House may reopen as early as June as a Vietnamese-Thai restaurant. That's the word from co-owners of the space at 707 Centre St. The duo, Napat Shriwannavit and Phunthip Sittwirachote, spoke with the JP Business and Professional Assoc. about their plans on Wednesday. Shriwannavit said they aim for a June opening.

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A view of the interior of Ban Chiang House

Pho Real: Vietnamese Noodle Shop Could Replace Ban Chiang House

It's sad when a JP business shuts its doors, as Ban Chiang House recently did. But departures bring the chance for new arrivals. And in the case of 707 Centre St., which up until the last week or so was home to the Thai food of Ban Chiang House, one possible future is as a Vietnamese noodle shop. A new owner hopes to open a pho restaurant, according to Andrew Zarro, executive director of JP Centre/South Main Streets and Jullieanne Doherty, the mayor's liaison for Jamaica Plain. The public process is underway for the Vietnamese restaurant to become a reality.

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Ban Chiang House, a Thai restaurant at 707 Centre St., on March 13, 2014.

Confirmed: Ban Chiang House Is Closed

Two nearby restaurateurs say Ban Chiang House, a Thai place in Centre/South, closed in the last week or so. The 707 Centre St. restaurant was closed Thursday at noon, at a time they should have been open for lunch. There's no answer when you call their number. Jamaica Plain News hasn't been able to reach the owner of the Ban Chiang House, but one nearby restaurant owner said he has seen her removing items from the property.

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