Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Asian Invasion

Formosa reopening at Amherst Chinese location 62 Main Street

Three new Asian restaurants will be opening (or reopening) by the first of the year helping to maintain Amherst's downtown reputation as a destination spot for fine cuisine.

Last night the Select Board approved an all alcohol license for a Steam Seafood Japanese Restaurant opening in the former location of All Things Local.

The Select Board grilled attorney Tom Reidy over two liquor law violations the company had at their Longmeadow location three years ago but ended up unanimously supporting issuing the $3,500 license.
Attorney Tom Reidy being grilled (or steamed) by Amherst Select Board

Of course it would have looked a little odd if they rejected the petitioner over that since they cut such slack to Panda East over the past year.  

 Ichiban is Japanese for "number one"

Property owner Barry Roberts told the board an industrial strength dehumidifier is being installed in the 3,750 square foot location to handle the steam given off by the electrical steam pots that will be used at every table.

A short while later the Select Board unanimously approved a Common Victualler licene for LiLi's Chinese Restaurant opening in the former location of Baku's African Restaurant at 197 North Pleasant Street.

 Baku's closed last month after 11 years in operation


Anonymous said...

Who's actually patronizing these restaurants?

Anonymous said...

Chinese food is Sooooo good-a study shows no one in China has ever heard of most American versions-the Chinese in NYC lived near Jews-so kosher food was the foodstock-no wonder Jews-now all empty nesters-do Chinese for the holidays !!

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:30, why is it necessary every time you write a comment here, to use give o's in 'so?' Irritating. Lol. I'm begging you, please keep it to four!