IN the next four months the Canton Chinese Restaurant in Summer Street will move next door to a new eatery to make way for the final stages of the Summer Centre shopping centre redevelopment.
The restaurant, opposite the fire station in Summer Street, will be demolished and the proprietor will re-locate his business just metres away to a new two-storey building, incorporating a bigger restaurant and two apartments.
The smaller of the apartments has two bedrooms while the other features four-bedrooms, a study and extensive views over the Summer Centre car park.
Project manager Steve Charlton confirmed the cost of the construction and relocation was being covered by PrimeSpace Property, the developer of the Summer Centre.
Canton owner Sandy Ko said while the move date is yet to be finalised, she thinks customers will enjoy the bigger premises.
“It will be bigger and roomier, and not as squashed for customers,” she said.
While the kitchen and restaurant will occupy the ground floor there will also be room upstairs for dinners and events.
Mrs Ko said she had not decided on the restaurant’s furnishings, but would probably move away from the “traditional Chinese look” of her current venue.
She said she was pleased the new restaurant was right next door.
“People won’t miss me, and they can still park nearby.”