On Oct. 16, Thom Pham’s Wondrous Azian Kitchen suddenly closed after two years at 533 Hennepin Ave.
In the days that followed more information about the state of chef and owner Thom Pham’s business affairs trickled out. The Star Tribune reported that Pham is facing felony charges for $30,000 of bad checks written to a restaurant supply company. Pham failed to appear for a court appearance and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Earlier in the year, Pham announced plans for Azian Market Bar & Restaurant at 26th and Nicollet, the site of one of his best-known former establishments, Azia. Pham also told the Star Tribune that he sold that business to his former business partner Mike Stebnitz.
Pham did not return requests for comment for this story.