KINGSPORT - A Chinese restaurant in business for almost two decades has moved from its original site and reopened in a new location.
After 17 years in business, Ming Garden restaurant has relocated across a parking lot at the Crown Point shopping center.
Owned by Emily Wong, the Ming Garden reopened June 18 at 1207 N. Eastman Road just north of its first location at 1205 N. Eastman Road and next to Burger King. The back of the new restaurant building fronts North Eastman Road, and a sign on Eastman Road directs customers to the new business location.
The reopening came two weeks after the old location closed. It has since been razed to make way for redevelopment of the shopping center.
The restaurant's menu and prices remain the same at the new location, as does seating capacity for almost 200. However, the new building has new decor and furnishings and is reconfigured from the old layout.
"Everything is the same, just a new location," Wong said in the restaurant recently before the lunch rush began.
"We really appreciate our regular customers visiting us at our new location," Wong said. "We appreciate the business."
Ming Garden offers dine-in or take-out food. It has a daily luncheon and dinner buffet plus menu offerings. Reservations are not required but are accepted.
In addition to the Chinese buffet, those who get the luncheon or dinner buffet can see items of their choice prepared on the Mongolian grill.
The buffet is $6.50 plus drink and tax for lunch and $9.95 plus drink and tax for dinner.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit www.ming-garden.com or call the restaurant at (423) 246-1141.
Resolutions Tanning & Ladies Fitness
Resolutions Tanning & Ladies Fitness Center has opened at 1708-B Lynn Garden Drive, in the Kyle Hill community on the Virginia/Tennessee line.
The center offers an eight-station hydraulic weight training circuit, plus a cardiovascular room with stationary bicycles and mini stair steppers. Free weights and yoga mats are also available.
Members will be able to monitor their progress with the Tanita scale which measures body mass index by calculating body fat percentage and water percentage to weight ratio.
The center is staffed by a trainer with 19 years of experience in exercise physiology and exercise program design.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Those who mention that they read about Resolutions in the newspaper will receive one free workout and one free tanning session.
The business is now offering a special price of $24.99 for one month of tanning, and $15.99 for a monthly gym fee. Resolutions will waive the initial down payment for those signing up at their first free visit. Current tanning members will also not have to pay a sign-up fee for their first month.
"Bring a friend and come work out with us. No pressure to sign long-term contracts, just long-term friends and fun while getting a great workout," said owner James Rome.
For more information, call (423) 245-1200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.