Gindi not for sale: Dawn Thai opening soon

I couldn’t help but notice the big/huge/giant “for sale” sign planted in the lawn of Gindi Thai & Japanese Diner at 7010 W. 21st St. N. when I drove past today.

But owner Roungaroon “Lou” Kumgool said that Gindi is not for sale. The building that Gindi leases, however, is. And although Kumgool has considered moving the business, Gindi still has two years left on its lease, she said.

In other Gindi news, Kumgool is just a few weeks away from opening Dawn Thai Steakhouse & Sushi Bar at 1220 N. Rock Road, in the former Smashburger Space in Derby. The restaurant is 90 percent done, she said, and she plans to open on Feb. 6. Dawn Thai will serve hibachi-grilled steaks, sushi and other “fusion” Asian dishes. The restaurant’s hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.