It's Your Business: Tang Dynasty has new owners

Tang Dynasty at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana has reopened under new ownership.

The restaurant opened Thursday.

New owner Maple Jiang, who operated Chinese restaurants throughout Missouri before relocating to Urbana, said the restaurant will feature "American-friendly" Chinese dishes like General Tso's chicken, "but we will also have more traditional Chinese food," she said, with dishes influenced by the Chinese provinces of Szechuan and Hunan.

A few tables have been moved around in the dining room, but the interior will remain fairly similar to the previous restaurant. There are plans to apply for a liquor license.

Tang Dynasty is open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The new phone number is 384-0888.

— In other restaurant news, Tuscany Steak, Seafood & Pasta restaurant recently reopened in Tuscola under new ownership. The new owners are Osman and Naxhije Ibishi.

The restaurant, at 105 W. Southline Road, is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, and can be reached at 253-1030.

Panchero's Mexican Grill will sell its burritos for $1 on Wednesday to welcome students back to campus. The event will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Urbana eatery, 102 E. University Ave. Panchero's opened in June.

Liquor store coming

The Puri family is planning to open a liquor store in the former Hollywood Video space in Champaign.

The Hollywood Liquors store will use about 2,500 square feet of the store, in the south portion of the building at Neil and Green streets.

"It's near to campus and a pretty busy intersection," said one of the owners, Manish Puri.

Puri said they plan to sell beer, wine and liquor as well as some convenience and grocery items and blended coffee drinks.

He projected a Nov. 1 opening date.

The entire space is 7,000 square feet; 4,500 square feet remain to be leased, according to Matt Wavering, assistant director of commercial brokerage with Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty. Several tenants have expressed an interest in the space, he said.

The Puris moved to Champaign-Urbana from California, where they operated gas stations. The family purchased Discount Gas at 102 S. Mattis Ave., C, in January.

Since then, they've painted the canopy orange and blue and have been working on cleaning the building's interior and exterior, he said.

Are you opening a new business or changing an existing business? Christine des Garennes can be reached by phone at 351-5388 or 800-252-3346; by email at cgarenne@news-gazette.com; or by regular mail at The News-Gazette, c/o It's Your Business column, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677.

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