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The uniquely named Sit @ Thai Bistro to open in the next week

WICHITA — The unusually named Sit @ Thai Bistro is going to open in the next week or so at 7603 W. 21st Street North near Ridge Road.

"It's kind of catchy," owner Nikki Phumsawarng says of the name.

"It's kind of funny," she says, "but I love it. I love something different."

Phumsawarng is opening the authentic Thai restaurant "in a modern way" with her husband, Boyd.

They moved here from Hollywood, Calif., two months ago.

"It's kind of nice and peaceful here," Phumsawarng says.

She and her husband previously traveled here to visit friends.

"We just love it, you know?" Phumsawarng says.

They're opening in the former Wong's restaurant space. Landmark Commercial Real Estate handles leasing at the center.

In addition to traditional seating, the Phumsawarngs will have a lounge with a sofa and TV.

"It's kind of comfy and stylish," Nikki Phumsawarng says.

In addition to the food and the setting, she hopes that thanks to the name, potential diners "will know it right away."