The family that offers an Asian buffet and salad bar to downtown Roanoke workers will be catering to a sit-down lunch and dinner crowd at their new location. City Corner 2 is set to open on Plantation Road later this year.
Loi and Pranam Nguyen run City Corner at Campbell Avenue and Jefferson Street in Roanoke; they took over from the original owner in April 2011. At that time, the Nguyens added an extensive Thai food menu to the offerings, but with only a few seats available inside that space, it is hard to serve many diners at once.
Dave Hodges, who will be managing the new location with the Nguyen’s son, Mik, said the new place at 3005 Plantation Road can accommodate about 50 seats. That building used to house Bad Wolf BBQ before the BBQ restaurant moved to Williamson Road. Hodges said the Nguyens want to add a patio next year.
City Corner 2 will serve American, Italian and Thai food. I cannot speak for the American or Italian food, but I have tried the Thai food at City Corner and it’s great stuff. Hopefully this will be a nice addition for folks in North Roanoke and Roanoke County.