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Hollywood East - Any news?

Mister Big Sep 6, 2009 06:36 AM

Will I ever enjoy Hollywood East dim sum again?

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    deangold Sep 6, 2009 07:27 AM

    We looked at the space a little while back. They had their liquor license hearing date posted as early August. Really could not tell anything else. The last update on the website is dated August 9 and states a mid September projected opening. But MoCo is notorious for delays in the final permits. I wish them the best of luck!

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    1. re: deangold
      Mister Big Sep 21, 2009 02:26 PM

      Bumping for update.

      Yesterday, I ate dim sum at New Fortune, and it was good, but not stellar. I really miss HE!

    2. franfajr Sep 27, 2009 10:08 AM

      I'm wondering the same thing. No new news on their website--still says 'mid-September' opening. Just sent them an email asking for an update. Will post any response I get! I really miss that place. Why didn't they stay open at the old location until they had the new one up and running?

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      1. re: franfajr
        franfajr Sep 27, 2009 11:52 AM

        OK, folks: Just got word from Hollywood East: they expect to be open within 5 weeks--that means early November. Yikes!

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          Smokeater55 Nov 19, 2009 07:03 AM

          I've been counting the weekends for Hollywood East to open so I can get my Dim Sum fix on so..... I emailed them...... and Janet Yu told me it will be yet another
          3 weeks ;-( for the new Wheaton Mall location to open.


          1. re: Smokeater55
            crackers Nov 20, 2009 06:06 PM

            Tim Carman of the Washington City Paper is reporting a tentative soft opening date of December 14.

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        zahav Nov 19, 2009 09:25 AM

        Does that mean that HE in Wheaton Plaza will not be until at least mid- December?
        I have been out of the area for a year and HE was my favorite Chinese in the area. Are there any reccomendations out there for Chinese food almost as good as New York?

        1. KWagle Apr 4, 2010 01:58 AM

          I didn't enjoy dim sum last night, but I did enjoy (加辣)豉汁干炒叉烧空心菜炒河粉 (ask for it by name!) as well as conversations with many of the family members at the opening, and a power failure, and dinner with Jon Singer and a random stranger as a result.. It's a lovely space and the kitchen was producing its customary good work. I'm really glad my departure from DC was delayed by a day.

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