Two years after they permanently closed their restaurant on the Tuscaloosa Strip, the owners of Ruan Thai Restaurant are ready to re-open in a new Alabama city.

Alp Yeager, the longtime owner and chef at the restaurant, reached out to the Thread this week to say Ruan Thai will live again in Greensboro, Alabama next month.

(Stephen Dethrage | Tuscaloosa Thread)
(Stephen Dethrage | Tuscaloosa Thread)
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Yeager, a Bangkok native who cooks with peppers and herbs she grows herself, said she has spent the last two years building up the new location and hopes to get off the ground in early April.

Yeager thanked the Tuscaloosa community for their 30 years of patronage and invited fans of the restaurant to a traditional Thai ceremony to bless the new location next Wednesday morning.

The new Ruan Thai is coming to 1124 Main Street in Greensboro, and the blessing ceremony will take place on March 29th at 10 a.m. Yeager said it will feature Buddhist monks from a temple in Atlanta.

Greensboro is about 40 miles south of Tuscaloosa down Highway 69 South in Hale County. Established in 1991, Ruan Thai billed itself as the first Thai restaurant in Tuscaloosa.

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