Thaiku and its bar Fu Kun Wu Lounge at 5410 Ballard Ave. is closing after ten years of business, due to an ongoing dispute with the property owner. The beloved neighborhood Thai restaurant's last day of operation is Friday, December 23, 2011. However, the owners assure patrons that they plan hope to open another establishment elsewhere in the future.
In other news, Capitol Hill Seattle reports that a new establishment is taking over the former Chapel space at1600 Melrose Ave, come spring 2012. The Pine Box will feature 30 beers on tap and a full bar, as well as pizza and other beer-appropriate plates.