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Funky Thai Replaced by Fugly Coat

Funky Thai Replaced by Fugly Coat

Photo: Daniel Maurer

The restaurant that was Funky Thai until it closed a year ago was reborn this past week as a painfully hip boutique called the 1929 (no relation to the 1585). Before it was Funky Thai, this space housed Funky Broome, and a fishtank in the window held one of the saddest, ugliest fish we ever remember seeing. As if in tribute, the new venture has put an equally sad, ugly yellow coat thing in the window. Let's hope this store can lure some of that Elizabeth Street traffic. Otherwise, these folks are going to be ordering cheap Thai for lunch.

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