An Austin restaurant whose owner made controversial comments about last week’s Connecticut school shooting was closed Wednesday evening.
The Thai Noodle House on Guadalupe Street was closed early Wednesday evening, with a “No Trespassing” sign in front of the door.
Two employees said the restaurant was closed for the holidays and denied that it was related to Eddie Nimibutr’s comments regarding the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. According to the Yelp business review website, the restaurant’s normal hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Last week Nimibutr wrote on his Facebook page: “I don’t care if a bunch of white kids got killed. … When kids from minority groups get shot, nobody cares.”
The post was deleted but spread on Twitter after someone posted a screen shot and drew online outrage.