Bombay Curry Company’s application to reopen at 2607 Mt. Vernon Avenue received a thumbs up from the Alexandria Planning Commission Tuesday night at City Hall.
The application, which requests to open a restaurant with a parking reduction, was on the commission’s consent agenda because no speakers signed up to discuss it.
The proposal is still subject to a City Council hearing on Feb. 25.
Owner Balraj Bhasin attached more than 200 letters of support to his application, including notes from former city manager Vola Lawson, former councilman Lonnie Rich and many business owners in Del Ray.
“In all my years on the planning commission, I have never seen so many letters attached to an application,” Planning Commissioner Mary Lyman said.
Bhasin told Del Ray Patch that he is aiming to open his Indian restaurant on Mt. Vernon Avenue sometime in June, if all goes to plan.
In late December, Bombay Curry Company closed its location in the retail strip at the Calvert apartments as the building prepared for a massive two-year overhaul.