Back in 2008, Alex Boonphaya opened a Thai takeout/delivery location at 1514 Tasker St. in South Philadelphia's Newbold neighborhood. Three years later, he took the building across Hicks Street to open a 36-seat dining room billed as Circles Thai.
Dine-in at the Tasker Street location will end after service on New Year's Day.
Boonphaya will contract the business to one storefront, from which takeout and delivery will continue. This effectively brings Circles full circle.
Through his rep, Boonphaya said that Circles' expansion - it's since opened in Northern Liberties, on South Street, and next month takes a spot at 8 Powell Lane in Collingswood - is his focus now.