Long-Time Carbondale Restaurant Opening in New Location
CARBONDALE -- The re-development of the Carbondale strip is impacting businesses beyond the old 710 Book Store site.
New Kahala was right near the site where developers are putting in a five-story building that will have retail space and student housing. For about a month now, the restaurant has been transitioning into its new building along Grand Avenue.
"We've been working real hard, trying to get a new facility up. We closed up shop over there a month ago, and we've been working here trying to get it open," said William Lo, manager at New Kahala.
Lo said, "I was kind of near tears. I started when I was 9, and I'm now 30. So, a lot of age. I grew up there, grew up with the restaurant, all the customers. "
"They know where we're at. They have all said a block away is not a big deal. They'll still come out and eat. It's still the same great food," said Lo.
New Kahala hopes to open the doors at its new location sometime Tuesday afternoon. They will operate under their old hours.
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