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Mt. Vernon Avenue Spot for Bombay Curry Company at Least 3 Months Away

Indian restaurant closed in December as Calvert building prepared for overhaul.

owner Balraj Bhasin tells Patch that it will be another three months or so before he reopens his restaurant at its new location on Mt. Vernon Avenue.

“The plans are almost worked out and should go to the City in the next couple of weeks, and [as] soon as we get the permits we should begin construction,” Bhasin wrote in an email.

Bhasin said he has held regular meetings with an architect and contractor. His request to  received approval from City Council in February.

At the time, Bhasin had hoped to open in June. That was only if it all went to plan. Space constraints and other structural matters have played a role in holding things up, he said.

“It's taking longer than expected and, in spite of using a lot of stuff from the earlier place, going to cost much more than what I figured!” Bhasin wrote. “My head is spinning but eventually I am sure everything will turn out right. …We are truly blessed to have wonderful support in the neighborhood and great patrons who keep enquiring and sending emails of support.”

In late December, Bombay Curry Company closed its location in the retail strip at the Calvert apartments just before the building entered  project.

Del Ray Porch Sitter August 22, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Bhasin! I was wondering when you were going to open again. I NEED some Bhel Puri, Chicken Wings and Vindaloo SOON. I hope you are open by Art on the Avenue!
Steve Dahlgren August 22, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I'll take it. Progress. Hooray! May there be Chooza Kebabs in my future as soon as possible.
Cathryn S August 22, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Thanks for the update. I miss my onion bhajis!
Leigh August 22, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Better late then never. I can taste that butter chicken now!
McBrinn August 22, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I can't wait. I'm in full-on withdrawal.
Rahul G August 22, 2012 at 06:28 PM
one of the best indian places in the area; it tastes like home made. can't wait for them to re-open
amy lu August 23, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Bashin - once you're open, are you still interested in joining your neighboring store owners to apply for a couple convenient 'short-term' parking spaces on Mt. Vernon Ave? What do you think folks? I'm curious to know. Wouldn't you like a couple of high turn-over places to park while you run in to pick up you order (instead of parking illegally, like folks do now?). Or is vision clearance more important?
Mellenie Runion August 24, 2012 at 02:40 PM
We are so excited to see the new space.
SabMo December 13, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Is there an update on when Bombay Curry Company will open? I miss them to much!

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