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.