When I went by Shin Jung on June 27, 2019, a day after a fire had swept through it, I look at the damage and thought, “No way they’ll reopen here.”
Shin Jung has reopened there.
The building, a converted original single-family home, perhaps the only one remaining within miles in either direction on Colonial Drive, has a new look, one that is more open and brighter, thanks to new picture windows on the front and side.
A canopy across the front makes it look less housey. There’s even a new side patio for outdoor dining.
It’s a transformation for the better – the last time I was in the old place I found it dark and dank and in need of tidying.