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Grand opening Thursday for new Centerville restaurant

A ribbon-cutting and grand opening are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Thursday, April 23 at Nida Thai Cuisine, 853 E. Franklin St. just east of Centerville High School.

The 1,500-square-foot restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, seats 30 and has five employees, said Pirom Tintong, co-owner of Nida Thai Cuisine. The menu focuses on traditional Thai cuisine, including curries, stir-fry dishes and specialty noodle dishes. The owners are seeking a liquor license.

The ribbon-cutting, with representatives of the South Metro Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The grand opening, featuring free samples from the restaurant’s menu served buffet-style, will follow the ribbon-cutting, from noon to 2 p.m. The space in the Centerville East Plaza previously housed Carmela’s Pizzeria and, before that, a Cassano’s Pizza King restaurant.

Tintong said he and his family, including his wife and sister, have worked in Thai restaurants for more than 15 years in California, New York and the Dayton area. “I believe we have collected enough experience over the years to operate our own restaurant,” he said last fall, when plans for the restaurant were first announced.

Nida Thai cuisine's hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Carryout and catering are available. For more information, call (937) 221-8600 or go to the Nida Thai Cuisine Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nidathaicuisine.