Mandalay Restaurant & Café is set to reopen at its former location at 930 Bonifant St. in downtown Silver Spring on July 15, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
“We did it! We’re ready to REopen and serve your favorite meals,” the Facebook post reads. “You’ve been waiting too long for this, so here it is. We’ll be REopening our doors on July 15th YEAH, with our Grand Opening scheduled for August 13 and 14. Please call us at 301-250-4078 for [a] reservation. (only for the Grand Opening) We can’t wait to see all of you again and thank you SO very much for all your support.”
Mandalay did not respond to multiple requests for comment from the Source.
The Myint family recently announced that the popular restaurant would return to its former location at 930 Bonifant St. after plans for a new restaurant — Valenciana Wine Garden — to take over the space fell through. Washingtonian reported last month that owner Kyaw “Joe” Myint said he was able to negotiate a new two-year lease with the landlord and plans to re-debut with carryout and delivery only in July. Additionally, the menu will remain the same, according to Washingtonian.
The Myint family closed Mandalay’s Bonifant St. location last October, ending a 17-year-run in downtown Silver Spring. The restaurant originally opened in College Park in 2000, then moved to Silver Spring in 2004, according to Washingtonian. In December of 2019, the Myints announced their intention to move in August 2020 to a location in Washington D.C. near the former Walter Reed complex at 7302 Georgia Ave. N.W. The Bonifant Street location’s closure was then delayed to the middle of 2021. “That is still the plan,” manager Joe Myint said of the move last year, noting that the family had purchased that building.
The Myints posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page in February that it was considering reopening, asking for public comment. After an avalanche of over 400 Facebook comments, phone calls, and emails, the Myints announced last month that it would reopen at its former location in downtown Silver Spring.
The Myint family also operates Bandoola Bowl, a quick-service concept that has some of Mandalay’s dishes on its menu. A second Bandoola Bowl location opened as part of the second phase of the Western Market food hall in Washington, D.C.’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood. The family also opened Sticx and Stonz in Georgetown last February.
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