New Chinese restaurant to open at University Mall
Marco & Luca, a Chinese cuisine restaurant with three locations in Charlottesville, is opening a new location at University Mall in Blacksburg within weeks.
The restaurant is located in the former Quizno’s Subs location, and owner Dragana Katalina-Sun said it could open as early as next week, pending inspections.
Katalina-Sun said the Marco & Luca restaurant boasts a simple menu, which features traditional Chinese dishes, including the restaurant’s most popular item – a broccoli and ginger dumpling dish.
Customers will order food from a register and then be given a number to pick up their meal when the order is completed.
Co-owner Sun Da, Katalina-Sun’s husband, was driving around Blacksburg one day when he noticed the vacant space at 725 University City Blvd., Katalina-Sun said.
He met with the owner of the building and the two hit it off.
“My husband is attracted to university areas,” Katalina-Sun said. “Learning and studying is something he loves to do. We want the restaurant to be a place for people to study, eat, talk and socialize.”
Marco & Luca will have to-go options. The restaurant will not deliver at first, and delivery options will depend on the market and is a strong possibility in the future, she said.
Katalina-Sun said she plans on hiring at least three employees. Those interested in working at Marco & Luca should contact Katalina-Sun at 434-227-6690.
The restaurant quickly became popular in Charlottesville and Katalina-Sun hopes their fourth location can be welcomed with similar success in Blacksburg.
“We are excited to meet new friends in Blacksburg,” Katalina-Sun said.
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