Charm Thai is Leaving Batavia: What Should Replace It?

Charm Thai in Batavia will close by the end of the week and relocate in St. Charles, according to media reports. What do you think should go here?

Batavia will soon have one fewer Thai restaurant.

Charm Thai, located at 227 W. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia, will close its doors this week, the Kane County Chronicle reports. Manager Greg Panphet cites slow business after being in operation for about a year.

Panphet plans to open in about two months in a location on Rt. 64 near downtown St. Charles, the Chronicle's story said.

Charm Thai was formerly the site of . There are still two other Thai restaurants in the downtown area—, 4 N. Batavia Ave., and , 102 N. River St.

So you tell us: What type of business would you like to see open in the Charm Thai spot? No prediction is too out there, no suggestion is too off base!

Share your ideas for the soon-to-be vacant Charm Thai site in the comments section below.

Michelle August 15, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Another Asian restaurant with gluten-free options!
Paul Adams August 15, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Ann G August 24, 2012 at 05:24 PM
An Indian restaurant would be a great addition to Batavia.
Heather Lessely Dalmasso August 26, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I'm going to miss Charm Thai mostly because they had sushi (and they had a great staff and awesome Thai food). How about a Japanese restaurant?
Jamie August 31, 2012 at 06:52 PM
BBQ or indian...something Batavia already does not have!
Sue Petersen September 05, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I think it should be a old fashioned "soda shop"! I think Daddio's should take it over and keep their current location also. Burgers and fries and a jukebox! :)) Somewhere for the high school and junior high kids to walk to downtown....:)
Erik September 19, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Who says it has to be a restaurant? I'd say a nice little used book store would be good. They could sell snacks and drinks too, I guess. But please...not another Asian restaurant...we have what, 6 of them? 7 if you count Panda Express?


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