CHINA TOWN BUFFET BUYS FORMER PAGODA PROPERTY
329 S. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
China Town Buffet plans to eventually move
a block south of their present location according to Tom Kelsey,
commercial broker with Lorimont Place, Ltd.
Kelsey said his company recently brokered the sale of the
former Pagoda Gardens property at 329 S. Kingshighway to Jerry
Feng, owner of China Town Grill Buffet, currently operating at
213 S. Kingshighway.
The former Pagoda restaurant operated at the location
since 1987 and closed in 2014 when the owner Sam Prasanphanich
retired from the restaurant business after 30 years.
Ironically, Pagoda was the first restaurant in the
Southeast Missouri area to offer a Chinese buffet.
Feng and his family will carry on the Chinese buffet
concept at their new location.
They have operated for many years at their present leased
location in the shopping center anchored by Hobby Lobby.
A popular Cape Girardeau affordable dining venue, China
Town presently offers a large selection of authentic Chinese
cuisine also incorporating some American traditional foods.
The Lorimont broker understands the new buyers will make
significant renovations both inside and out at the former
restaurant building and this most likely will involve several
months of construction before they relocate and begin operations
there. No sales
price was disclosed, but the Lorimont Place website lists the
property price at $619,900.