The 9,718-square-foot restaurant that sits on approximately 0.2 acres is up for sale for $3.3 million. This includes selling the business, building, land, furniture, fixtures, equipment and a D5 liquor license with sales on Sundays, according to the listing on LoopNet.
Thai 9 seats over 300 guests with a two-story outdoor patio.
Strong described the building and the business as a package deal.
“We would prefer that they keep it as Thai 9 and also keep all the employees,” Strong said.
Kelly Gray, senior vice president of sales and leasing at Equity, said the business has been for sale for about two weeks. She said there had been interest in the restaurant, but she had no offers.
Thai 9 offers authentic Thai cuisine, traditional sushi, sashimi and an extensive list of wines, craft beers and spirits.
For nearly two decades, the restaurant has remained a fine dining standard in Dayton, largely because of Nongyaw.
Strong described his wife as the heart of Thai 9.
“These are his recipes. It’s his passion,” he said.
Last year, Thai 9 won several top spots in our Best of Dayton competition, including Best Asian Food, Best Sushi, and Best Thai Food. It also won second place for Best Restaurant in the District of Oregon.
Strong said the decision to retire was a tough one for him and his wife because their employees and customers are like family.
“We want to thank everyone for the many years of sponsorship and hope it stays the same and they can get the same service and quality of food,” Strong said.
Strong also owns Canal Street Arcade and Deli, located at 308 E. First Street in Dayton. He said he had no intention of selling this business.
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