Ten years ago, Somying Fox opened Basil Spice Thai Cuisine (3183 South Grand Boulevard, 314-776-1530) in Tower Grove South. But even as she found success, earning strong reviews and "Best Thai" honors from the RFT, she had her eye on the strip mall at the corner of Forest Park and Euclid avenues in the Central West End.
The high-traffic intersection couldn't be beat for its visibility, she thought. It was also one of the only strip malls in the bustling neighborhood to boast its own parking lot — perfect for both customers and delivery drivers.And as Fox prepares to open a spinoff restaurant in the strip mall, My Thai (4495 Forest Park Avenue), she sees an additional benefit. "It's close to my house," she says, "so I can be there all the time!"
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