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Sprouts & Shutters: Crepe Bar Joins NewPark Mall; East West Bank Opens at Lido Faire

A brief report on business news in Newark.

Wondering what’s moving into your neighborhood and what businesses have left? Here's a roundup of news about Newark businesses:

Changes to NewPark Mall’s Food Court

A new Mexican restaurant and a crepe restaurant are scheduled to open at the this month. Taqueria La Tita will serve traditional Mexican cuisine and is known for specials such as Chile Rellenos and Quesadilla Suiza and will be located next to Panda Express. The Crepe Bar opens Aug. 15 and will serve up crepes of all kinds. It will be located in the space once occupied by The Dairy Queen,  near the Dryer’s Ice Cream. Both restaurants will be located in the mall’s food court.

Bobby’s Bamboo Grill, a Filipino eatery, has moved from its corner location to a space next to The Crepe Bar. The restaurant is known for serving a variety of Filipino dishes, including Lumpia (a fried eggroll with ground pork) and broth-based entrees. Specialty ice cream shop Nirvanaah has moved out of the NewPark Mall and to 5363 Mowry Ave. in Fremont.

A New Bank Comes to Town

The Lido Faire Shopping Center is home to Newark’s newest bank. East West Bank is now open at 35233 Newark Blvd., Suite E and is a full-service commercial bank. East West Bank locations are found throughout the United States and in greater China, according to its website. Newark’s branch is the third East West Bank location in the Tri-Cities. East West Bank is also located at 34420 Fremont Blvd. and 46615 Mission Blvd. in Fremont.

Tri-City Jazzercise Finds New Home

Tri-City Jazzercize Fitness Center has moved – but not very far. The long-time Newark fitness studio has moved to 37420 Cedar Blvd., Suite B, next to Dancemakers Studio.

New Japanese Buffet Opens

The former Chevy’s restaurant has officially been replaced. Yama Fuji Sushi Boat Buffet is now open at 5605 Mowry School Rd. Cost for lunch is $15.95 and dinner is $20.95 on the weekdays. Weekend and holiday costs are $20.95 all day, according to Yelp. The buffet restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Coming soon: A sign on the door of the former Vito’s Pizza restaurant indicates that another pizzeria, called Elaine’s Pizza, will be opening in its place in the future.

Spot new businesses opening or closing in town? Tell us in the comments below.

John Perkins August 03, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Nice to see some new businesses open in the area. Will definitely be visiting the new Mexican cuisine and the crepes place.
Geoff Burton August 04, 2012 at 04:33 AM
We'll give the crepes place a try when we are back to school shopping.

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