The Indian buffet closed this month after 45 years in business but the building won’t be empty for long. Ariana Kabob expects to open within a few weeks.
The owner said the original Shorty’s location in Williamsburg has survived the pandemic, at least in part, because of a breakfast-and-lunch oriented menu.???
Cobra Burger, which has operated as a pop-up, appears to be slithering into the Church Hill location that Dutch & Co. vacated late last year.
“We’re kind of in the bull’s eye of COVID across our business sectors. People aren’t in offices and we can’t do catering,” said co-owner Scott Halloran.
Fusion Bowl will open this week at 2061 Huguenot Road, a space that had housed Ginger Juice before it closed down.
“I created so much for other people and now I’ve finally made something for myself,” said the owner, who has baked and taught classes for decades.
The 121-year-old, 6,700-square-foot building was home to Mojo’s for over 20 years until it closed last fall and Bandito’s Burrito Lounge in the 1990s.
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The pandemic forced eateries to pivot to survive. While some didn’t make it, new concepts opened and others continued to expand.
The new dessert shop at 2733 McRae Road will be nearly four times the size of its Ridge Road space and allow for a bigger menu.