Thai Farm Kitchen closes Orlando location just months after opening

Restaurant first opened in January

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ORLANDO, Fla. – After nearly 9 months in business, Thai Farm Kitchen has closed its College Park location permanently.

“Dear friends, we regret to announce our closing. We are great full of your friendship and support. We wish everyone happiness and prosperity. With love from us all at ‘Thai Farm Kitchen’ ALWAYS,” the business wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday.

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The restaurant opened in January 2022 at 2625 Edgewater Drive, which used to house RusTeak before the restaurant moved to Thornton Park.

The Orlando restaurant was a second location for Thai Farm Kitchen. The first location is in Brooklyn and appears to remain open for business.

The Calvos wanted to open in Orlando as they planned to live in the area.

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“Living in New York, having the snow is quite challenging for us,” Jess Calvo said in an interview prior to opening in College Park. “So after living in New York for about three years, we decided, ‘OK, if we’re going to open a next restaurant, probably it will be a place where we want to live as well.’ So we’ve been looking around and then we decided what Florida has the nearest climate to Bangkok.”

Traditional cuisine is very important to Jess and Elizabeth Calvo, the owners of Thai Farm Kitchen.

The business did not offer a reason for the closure of the College Park location.

News 6 has reached out to the owners, Jess and Elizabeth Calvo, for more information on the closure. This story will be updated if we receive a response.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.