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Grand Palace restaurant soon to have a new location, name

Boy, the Grand Palace restaurant has some fans. The Chinese restaurant, on Blackstone Avenue just north of Ashlan Avenue, closed in October due to a lease issue with plans to reopen in a new location. Several customers have emailed me to ask where they will be reopening.

Now I have an answer for you: 1484 E. Shaw Ave. in the former Carrows near Millbrook Ave. It will probably open in January.

And it will have a new name: New City Chinese Restaurant. It’s the same food — Mandarin food and dim sum — and the same chef and family behind it.

“Hopefully this is the luckiest name for us,” said Tracy Young, whose family owns the restaurant.

But don’t go there yet. They’ve got a lot of work left to do and they’re doing a lot of it themselves to save money. Tracy, who you’ve seen waiting tables if you’ve been to Grand Palace, was working away in a face mask and gloves Friday.

I’ll keep you updated on opening date.