St. Petersburg's popular Thai-Mex haunt, Nitally's, isn't part of the Grand Central District anymore. However, the restaurant, which closed its Central Avenue doors in late May, does plan to live on at another location — in South Pasadena.
According to an update from Nitally's owners Nit Jintaseranee and Ally Valdez on Tuesday, urban development blog St. Pete Rising broke the news of their new home at 6800 Gulfport Blvd. S.
"We were trying to keep it hush, hush until we had all our ducks in a row; however, St Pete rising found us... yes [the building] is smaller but it's still us and our food," reads the Tuesday morning post to the restaurant's Facebook page.
In their announcement, Valdez and Jintaseranee described the building as "funky and cozy."
"Please be aware that we ARE NOT operating yet," the post continues, "we are waiting for final blessings from our friends at the City of South Pasadena."
Nitally's has said, through previous updates to social media, that it is working on a revamped menu, featuring a mix of fresh creations and Thai-Mex fusion items (there hasn't been a shortage of dreamy-looking taco photos, for one). The restaurant is even asking customers to suggest their favorite delivery companies around town. Hint much?