Anyone looking for a restaurant with an infamous location, here’s one you can probably get a good deal on. The Mountain Bar & Bistro restaurant in Sattahip, Chon Buri, owned by and adjacent to the Mountain B nightclub which burned down earlier this month on August 5 with 20 fatalities, is for sale.
On Friday, local media spotted a sign for sale outside the restaurant, which was originally owned by Sia B, but it was later revealed that her father, Sia Yot, owned it. The 27-year-old son was arrested and later released on bail before investigations revealed his 55-year-old father was the real owner of the convicted and illegally operating club. Sia Yot is also out on bail.
The Mountain Bar & Bistro restaurant sits directly across from Mountain B nightclub, or rather in front of the burning shell of Mountain B. The restaurant was suddenly closed and auctioned off for sale, with all 60 or so employees now at the look for a job.
Rumor has it that the rapid closure and sale signs are a result of the owner’s need to raise funds to compensate the growing number of victims who have suffered from the fire. The tragic deaths and injuries from the fire were blamed on soundproofing foam and ceiling and roof tires to mask noise, along with cheap flammable furniture and two of three locked exits.
The death toll started at 13, with dozens of hospitalizations, and rose to 20, with another 20 still hospitalized. As of yesterday, nine of these patients are still struggling, requiring the use of ventilators. The owners have pledged to compensate all victims and their families after being outraged at the little they received from the government.
SOURCE: The Pattaya News
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