After opening a second and a third Wondee within several blocks of the original — the best of the three, by my lights, especially now that the owners have dimmed that laundromat glare — this Thai mini-chain is stepping out of Hell's Kitchen and opening a fourth location in Morningside Heights, just south of Columbia University.
Almost across the street from the well-regarded Thai Market, Wondee Siam IV will occupy a narrow but quite deep space formerly occupied by the B. Cohen hardware store. The owners plan a September opening, a staffer at the original Wondee said on Saturday — right on time for the returning Columbia crowd. That delivery man, from the Domino's next door, will be sharing his lonely "bike lane" very soon.
Wondee Siam IV
969 Amsterdam Ave. (107th-108th Sts.)
Scheduled to open September 2008