Columbia’s Vista welcomes two new businesses

If you’ve been exploring the Vista lately you may have noticed some new additions.

The Congaree Vista Guild is celebrating the opening of You and Improved Esthetics, a full-service skin and body-shaping treatment center, and Kao Thai Cuisine, an authentic Thai restaurant.

You and Improved Esthetics first opened their doors at 911 Lady Street on June 9. They offer a full line of services designed to enhance your skin. They also offer non-surgical body shaping techniques to help change your appearance including facials, waxing, teeth whitening, massages, and more.

“I am thrilled to bring You and Improved Esthetics to the Vista and Columbia,” owner Dusty Rushton said. “The Vista is a special place with plenty of dining options, and the neighborhood’s public art makes it different from anywhere else in the city. I know clients will love what we have to offer. I look forward to helping men and women enhance the beauty they already have.”

You and Improved will have their grand opening on July 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can learn more about You and Improved by visiting their website.

(Source: The Vista Guild Facebook)

If you love some good Thai food, then this one is for you! Kao Thai Cuisine opened their doors July 2. The restaurant is located at 1001 Senate Street near the Music Farm. The owner, Gai Wilson, is a native of Bangkok. Wilson’s new restaurant offers authentic street food that can commonly be found on the streets of Bangkok. It will also feature some Pan-Asian influenced dishes as well as classic Thai dishes.

Wilson says his goal for Kao is to display the diversity of Thai cuisine and give diners an intimate look into Thai culture.

“We are thrilled to welcome You and Improved and Kao Thai Cusine to the Vista,” said Meredith Atkinson, executive director of the Vista Guild. “They each speak to the sophisticated clientele with worldly, diverse tastes we have in the Vista. Kao joins more than 90 bars and restaurants we have here in the Vista and You and Improved joins several unique spa and beauty businesses here in our district.”

Learn more about Kao Thai Cuisine by visiting their website. You can also see their lunch and dinner menus.