A Blue Hill Thai restaurant is expanding. It will open its third location in Bucksport with a new name and dishes not found on the other two restaurant’s menus.
Siam Sky first opened at 8 Mill St. in Blue Hill in June 2018. It later expanded to 78 Downeast Highway in Ellsworth, opening Siam Sky 2 in 2020.
The third location is slated for the recently sold 52 Main St. in Bucksport, a vacant building near downtown that once housed the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
Owner Vee Napapornipat recently purchased the building, which she said she’s liked since the first time she spotted it. It has views of the river.
“The entire bridge can be seen through the window,” Napapornipat said.
The popular restaurant locations in Blue Hill and Ellsworth specialize in authentic Thai cuisine. The expansive menus includes appetizers like vegetable Thai rolls and chicken satay; soups like tom yum and tom kha; curries like red curry and massaman curry; noodle dishes like pad thai and drunken noodles; and an array of entrees. The restaurant also offers takeout from its two existing locations.
But Napapornipat said the Bucksport location will be a bit different than the other two — with a new name and a fresh menu serving Thai food and sushi. She’s filled with ideas but isn’t ready to share them yet, she said. Napapornipat’s husband, Chalee Chaikaew, will be the chef in the new location.
It’s too soon to say when the new restaurant will open though, Napapornipat said. The empty building will be renovated to create the kitchen, dining space and more.
Napapornpipat and Chaikaeware natives of Bangkok who moved to Blue Hill to live somewhere friendlier, Napapornipat said in 2018.