Lam's Slammed With Rent Hike; Will Close

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Very sad: The Newton TAB says that reliably tasty Thai eatery Lam's in Newtonville will shutter on Saturday after being in business for 12 years. Kevin Lam says he's shutting down due to a hefty rent increase and that he's worried about his loyal customers, many of whom show up weekly just to chat.

The 80-seat space at 825 Washington St. is up for rent at $8,500 per month and will be available at the dawn of the new year. Takers? [Wicked Local]