By Samantha VanHoef
The Meridian Times
After closing the doors of Thai Kitchen in August 2012, the Xiong family attempted to retire. However, once the owners of the authentic Thai restaurant on Grand River Avenue finally got to retirement, wife Chou Xiong was not ready to leave the business. “Once we sold the place I thought I was going to retire,” Xiong said. “But I haven’t reached the age to retire yet. I thought ‘I’m going to retire; my husband’s going to retire.’ But then I wanted my old place again.